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    Posted 2 months ago

    dav2no1
    (672 items)

    Pottery Piggy Bank

    My sister was out searching for items for our etsy store and came across this pottery piggy bank. She bought it for me knowing I have a growing collection of piggy banks.

    Appears to be a one of piece, made by unknown person. It has some spotted dripped glaze pattern that makes it look like a dirty pig.

    Not sure how, but I now have over a dozen different banks made from different materials. These materials include brass, metal, chrome, wicker, leather, glass, art glass, and ceramic to name a few..

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    1. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      Wonderful !~
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 months ago
      cool! i think this type was based on ones made by california potter Robert Maxwell. I have one that looks just like this one. it's somewhere amongst my posts...
    3. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Thanks PhilDM..its very whimsical..
    4. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Thanks Ho2C...it does look similar to yours but the shape and feet are definitely different. It's a pretty popular shape for banks..

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/172319-robert-maxwell-piggy-bank-maybe
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 months ago
      have you seen the robert maxwell ones?
    6. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 months ago
      Is this where they got the saying
      "Put a Cork in It?"
    7. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Suff..actually no one is certain where "put a cork in it" originated..possibly the trenches of WWI.

      Another feasible option is, it derived from "put a sock in it"
      "the phrase to put a sock in it referred to early gramophones that had no volume control. It is said that people who were annoyed by the high decibels produced by these machines would suggest that the person operating the player put a sock, rolled up into a ball, inside the horn producing the sound."
    8. JSmed, 2 months ago
      Looks very similar to banks made by John Pettus Johnny Ceramics
    9. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      Dave, like you I don't really know where 'put a cork into it' came from -- but you are absolutely SPOT ON about the 'put a sock in it' with that phrase's origin regarding Gramophones... :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
    10. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 months ago
      Was just kidding but learned a lot about the saying! So I won't put my foot in my mouth again!! There I go again!!
      Stuff
    11. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 months ago
      :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

      I love this place, and all the people that co-habitate it with me...
    12. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Jsmed..I looked but didn't see any matches. I think every studio pottery made piggy banks have similar attributes.
    13. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      AO & Stuff .. I love the stories behind the stories. Especially the origin of sayings.

      AO - Did you see the "pig in a poke"? See comments..lol

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/311756-animal-poke-cow-poke
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Nice one Dave!! I love those eyes!!
    15. bb62rich, 1 month ago
      I remember buying something very similar at a pottery shed in Rhode Island in the late '70s. They also made an elephant bank of the same material. Haven't seen one since.
    16. dav2no1 dav2no1, 1 month ago
      Thanks for the comments ..

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