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Posted 1 year ago

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amandabuns
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This piggy bank was made in Czechoslovakia. I was told by the seller that the 97 was for 1897. I find it interesting that all of the information on the belly is hand-incised. The other marked piggy banks like this I have, the marks are a part of the mold. Cute piggy!

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  1. amandabuns amandabuns, 1 year ago
    Well I just learned that Czechoslovakia didn't exist until 1918, which means this piggy must post date that. That just blows me away! Stylistically, it seems much earlier.
  2. amandabuns amandabuns, 1 year ago
    Yeah, I usually don't. It's still a nice addition to my piggy bank collection!
  3. amandabuns amandabuns, 1 year ago
    I wouldn't consider these types of banks art pottery, but I guess cw does?
  4. maryh1956 maryh1956, 1 year ago
    In the pic, it looks like it has been incised after firing, which is a little suspicious. Does it feel rough around the lettering?
  5. amandabuns amandabuns, 1 year ago
    Well I think it is, especially given the difference in color. I didn't find that suspicious, just interesting. It would have taken a while.
  6. maryh1956 maryh1956, 1 year ago
    They use an engraving machine, which has a pen attached like they use to "hand engrave" silver plate etc.
  7. maryh1956 maryh1956, 1 year ago
    They use an engraving machine, which has a pen attached like they use to "hand engrave" silver plate etc.. He is still very cute, and if you love him then that's what counts!
  8. amandabuns amandabuns, 1 year ago
    That's interesting! I assumed it was hand done because of how 'sloppy' the writing looks. Thanks for your insight!
  9. maryh1956 maryh1956, 1 year ago
    It is still hand done but in that you hold the pen and guide it, so on a very hard, curved surface like clay, it will slip. I'm just guessing that that is what they used.

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