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

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

1844 Mexborough Yorkshire England
£1,850.00
Height6.25 inch
15.87 cm
Width64.50 inch
163.83 cm
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.

Literature

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

Provenance

Private collection Cotswolds

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