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Black Americana: Terra Cotta Minstrel Wall Banks - 1950s
For your consideration is a wonderful pair of vintage Black Memorabilia: Terra Cotta Minstrel Wall Banks from the 1950s. (Please see page 23 of "Black Memorabilia Around The House Handbook & Price Guide" by Jan Lindenberger, copyright 1993,) The set displays both a young African American man's head with a yellow looking straw type hat & a big orange with yellow trim bowtie, and the other is a young lady with a small hat on the very top of her head & a big green with yellow trim bowtie. They are both smiling & look like they are having a good time! They both are hollow & have a slit on their backs for coins. There is also a larger hole on the back of each for hanging on the wall. They are made of Terra Cotta & all handpainted.
CONDITION: There is some light paint loss here & there, but very minor & only mentioned for accuracy! Both are in excellent vintage condition. No chips or cracks noted! Approx: (Both are approx.: 6'L X 4"W. (Price quoted is for the set together!) These are not very easy to find!
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