Posted 4 years ago
This is my antique Harrison Cady Peter Rabbit (or Peter Cottontail to some folks) bank. He's nearly 100 years old and was made sometime around the 1920's. Harrison Cady wrote and illustrated a Peter Rabbit comic strip in the 1920's and this bank is a depiction of the Peter Rabbit he drew in his comic strip.
He's still in pretty nice condition and retains most of his original paint. There is no stopper in the bottom, so the only way to retrieve your money would be to break this fellow into pieces. Due to the absence of a stopper, few have survived. So, he is extremely rare!! I've never seen another one like him in all of my years of collecting.
He's made of a composite material and very light weight. He measures 8 1/2" tall and 4 1/2" wide. He was also available in a cast iron doorstop version, a door knocker and even a cast iron statue that were painted exactly like this one. Those too are extremely rare to find. I own two of the doorstop versions of this bank, one is porcelain enamel coated and the other is painted. No one has ever been able to tell who the maker of this bank or the doorstop version was. In case you missed my Harrison Cady Peter Rabbit doorstops, here are the links to those.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like my Harrison Cady Peter Rabbit bank as much as I do!!