19th Century Scottish Rosslyn pottery glazed cat 'penny bank'

19th Century Scottish Rosslyn pottery glazed cat 'penny bank'

Code: 10360


W: 8cm (3.1")H: 12cm (4.7")D: 5cm (2")

£145.00 Approx $183.08, €169, £145

For sale is a beautifully tactile little Scottish glazed cat penny bank / money box in upright repose.

- Scottish penny bank in simple treacle brown slip glazed earthenware form.  These are money boxes or 'Pirley-pigs' from the late 19th century. 
- The charming little Scottish vernacular piece is a slotted earthenware money-box for small savings, used esp. by children.  It has a wide slot for coin deposits. 
- Pottery in an attractive deep brown glaze with a simple / naively modelled face in a folk art style with original firing crack and one small ear nick.
- Likely to be Scottish in origin from the Rosslyn's pottery in Kirkcaldy produced these fascinating little recreations.

A highly charming, collectable and beautiful little item which satisfied our vernacular Scottish interest in particular along with a love of moggies!

*In the last four photographs, the B&W inquisitive cat not included or the other Scottish penny banks included for scale/context. Available from W&W Antiques.

Free delivery to the UK mainland as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees.  If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.