Mauchline Ware Souvenir Bank, Sanctuaire De N.D. De Fourviere.
This is a lovely 19th century Mauchline Ware Bank with the center transfer of the new Sanctuaire of N.D. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière (known as Basilique de Fourvière in French) is a minor basilica in Lyon. It was built with private funds between 1872 and 1884 in a dominating position in the city. This small bank would have been hand crafted in Scotland and sent to the town that was featured on the item.
The bank measures 4 inches long, 2 5/8 inches wide, 2 1/8 high with slightly domed lid. The condition is very good with only minor evidence of use. This is a beautiful souvenir bank that would be a very nice gift or addition to a collection.
English Antiques & American Primitives