This rare and decorative miniature Pearlware money box or money bank was produced during the early 19th century, circa 1830 to 1840. The money box is modeled as a house and is of small proportions, perhaps it was produced for a child. What makes this money box more unusual are design features such as the twin chimneys, thatch roof with a single gable and the molded flowers on each side of the steps. We have seen a similar roofed moneybox in the form of a tollhouse which was likely produced at the Mexborough Pottery and an identical house money box that sold at Bonhams in 2005 listed as Portobello Pottery type. Our example features a wonderful mix of polychrome glazes including blue, yellow, pink, green and brown.
Measuring: Height 3 5/8 inch (9.3 cm) by width 2.75 inch (7 cm) by depth 2 1/8 inch (5.4 cm).
Condition: There is small old 1/8 inch firing fault to the ridge of the roof. There is an old 0.25 inch shallow chip to the chimney and a 0.5 inch shallow chip to the slot. There are some minor firing imperfections as can be seen in our images.
This is a decorative little item that will display excellently.
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