Bank (Whimsey)
Date ca. 1830-1840
Manufacturer: Attributed to Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., American, 1826-1888
Dimensions 7 3/4 × 3 1/4 × 3 1/8 in. (19.7 × 8.3 × 7.9 cm)
Medium Blown, applied, and tooled glass with 1839 U.S. half dime
Credit Line The Bank Collection, Gift of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., in honor of Kathryn K. Porter.
Description Bank with white loopings in clear blue on a clear round hollow stem containing a 1829 U.S.A. 5 cent coin. Clear, round base and an applied ripple decoration and a blue "bird" is the finial.
Exhibition HistoryThe Bank Collection
Published ReferencesMcKearin, AMERICAN GLASS, similar to plate 59, number 2.
Illustrated, CHRYSLER MUSEUM NEWSLETTER, Sept. 1972.
Sumpter Priddy, _American Fancy: Exuberance in the Arts 1790-1840_, exh. cat., Milwaukee Art Museum, Wis., 2004, 189.
Inscriptions Sticker on base: "1200.00".
Object Number 71.3951