Posted 4 months ago
I recently saw our CW friend dav2no1's (Dave) cast iron piggy bank and it inspired me to dig mine out of storage and post it. dav2no1's is in better condition than mine as mine has quite a bit of paint loss. I love this design as every aspect of her is well defined from her snout right down to her curly tail. I'm really not sure of when this was manufactured, but I'd be willing say the early to mid-1900's.
This design has been reproduced many times over, but this one is an original. You'll notice that the reproductions are a much rougher casting and will typically have machining done to it. The originals are smooth castings and you won't find any machining on the originals either. She's fair sized and measures 10 1/2" long and 5 3/4" tall and weighs around 4lbs.
Thanks for stopping in for a look!!