Maker & Age: Roseville Pottery Company; ca. 1898
Details: A very early and hard to find Roseville figural red apple bank. These were made in the 1890s and were some of the first recorded items Roseville manufactured. The clay color in these early Roseville items is usually quite light compared to their later pottery-ware using more yellowish clays that we are more familiar with, but show a lot of experimentation, this one being a light reddish. The few surviving banks are usually salesman samples from canvassing kits that were carried from household to household as examples for potential customers to view.
Dimensions: 3.5" diameter X 3" high
Condition: Very good -- some expected wear to the glaze from over 100 years of handling and there's a very small "chink" in the clay along the slot
Shipping: The bank will be shipped via USPS Priority mail with insurance. International customers, please inquire about availability and cost of insured shipping to your location.