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Antique English pottery money bank named and dated Maria Barker Pontefract 1844

Reference: 7862

Dated: 1844 Mexborough Yorkshire England

A fine Yorkshire pottery money box or bank. Named and dated Maria Barker PONTEFRACT 1844.
Interestingly the decorator of the piece mis-calculated the space required to enter the name and consequently adopted a rather fetching solution with the surname Barker. Such boxes were often gifts at Christening time or a birthday to encourage thrift.
This money box is a based on the Wesley Methodist Chapel in the town of Mexborough.
Attrubuted to the Emery Pottery located in Mexborough and closed in 1875.

Dimensions: 64.50 inch wide 6.25 inch high

Medium: pottery prattware ceramic earthenware

Current Condition Professionally restored chimney.

Provenance: Private collection Cotswolds

Literature: Page 37 Mexborough Chapel Money Boxes, The Northern Ceramic Society England, Newsletter edition 189

Price: gbp 1850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 2429.05 (US Dollars)

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