For sale is this neat Mauchline Ware Still Bank. It is 4 inches long and nearly 4 inches high. It is in excellent condition, with lovely patina covering the surface. This bank's portrait has the artist's initials "GAB" burned into the surface, next to the figure. The original machine work is very nice and the barrel ribs are actually part of the barrel...not additional parts. The stands have been attached with two very small brads.
And for those who want to know....
The town of Mauchline in South West Scotland gives its name to a family of wood souvenirs made over a period of a hundred years.
Mauchline(pronounced Moch'lin) Ware, is a souvenir ware made by the Smith family of Mauchline, Ayrshire, (now Strathclyde), Scotland. These souvenirs were favored by affluent Victorians who traveled abroad.
Mauchline ware was usually adorned with wood burned scenes of Scotch landmarks, but other subjects were used from time to time. Mauchlin ware dates from about 1880 to 1930. Though it was sold throughout the United Kingdom, it was also exported to North America, Europe, South Africa , Australia and elsewhere. The factory burned to the ground in 1933
Old Mauchline Ware Still Bank Signed by Artist