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    Coin Bank, Williamsburg Savings Bank

    • Maker: Contemporary Ceramics
    • Medium: Glazed earthenware, cork, white metal
    • Place Manufactured: Chatham, New Jersey, United States
    • Dates: 20th century
    • Dimensions: 7 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (18.4 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm)
    • Markings: Impressed on base on metal stopper: "CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS,CHATAM, NJ"
    • Signature: Unsigned
    • Inscriptions: no inscriptions
    • Collections:Decorative Arts
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 1998.145
    • Credit Line: Gift of Joseph V. Garry
    • Caption: Contemporary Ceramics. Coin Bank, Williamsburg Savings Bank, 20th century. Glazed earthenware, cork, white metal, 7 1/4 x 2 7/8 x 2 7/8 in. (18.4 x 7.3 x 7.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph V. Garry, 1998.145. Creative Commons-BY
    • Catalogue Description: Bank (a) glazed earthenware with metal stopper (b). Bank is in shape of the Williamsburgh banking tower.The four sides are identical in form. One side of the dome has a slot for inserting coins. The fronts of the base on three of the four sides have raised mottoes. (1) THE WILLIAMSBURGH/SAVNGS BANK (2) TOWER OOF STRENGHT (3) CENTRAL OFFICE TOWER (located on the side with the coin slot). Fourth side has a cutout circle that leads to a gauged space on the base. This appears to be original and served some purpose. Base has a cork lining (partial) and metal stopper (b). CONDITION - Overall good condition, with sections of heavy and accumulated glazing, that give sections a slight blue tint. Loss of corking to edges.
    • Record Completeness: Meh (29%)
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