19th Century Scottish treacle glaze penny bank 'chest of drawers'

19th Century Scottish treacle glaze penny bank 'chest of drawers'

Code: 10348


W: 7.7cm (3")H: 6.8cm (2.7")D: 4.1cm (1.6")


For sale is a beautiful little Scottish vernacular treacle glaze, dipped, penny bank (money box) or 'penure-pig', 'pinner' or 'Pirley-pigs' from the late 19th century. 

- The charming little Scottish vernacular furniture piece is a slotted earthenware money-box for small savings, used esp. by children.

- In the Scottish vernacular mahogany chest of drawers form, 2 over 3 banks of drawers with an Ogee shaped upper and side columns in the style of the second half of the 19th Century. It even sits on four small bun feet bumps to raise it a little.

- Likely to be Scottish in origin Rosslyn's pottery in Kirkcaldy produced these fascinating little recreations and were, in the main, covered in a rich brown 'Rockingham' type glaze popular in export markets like North America, which highlights the embossed decoration well.

A highly charming, collectable and beautiful little item which satisfied our vernacular Scottish interest in particular!

*Please note the fun black forest carved Huggler farmer & wife are not included in this sale, but are available from W&W Antiques.  Please contact us for combined shipping and postage for multiple items.

 Free delivery in the mainland UK 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.