Stoneware Country Pottery Dog Moneybox, Burton-In-Lonsdale, Yorkshire, Late 19th C.
A splendid and rare moneybox from the Bateson’s Waterside and Greta Bank stoneware pottery, Burton-In-Lonsdale, in the Old West Riding of Yorkshire. For centuries, these Burton village potteries dug clay from the local seams and used coal mined locally for firing the kilns.
Made by the Bateson family of potters, these press-moulded ornamental moneyboxes were a popular sideline, produced for the children of local families and as a supplement to the potters’ income. They were given at Christmas and at birthdays by parents as a gift to encourage thrift. Highly collectable.
Not many of these moneyboxes have survived as they were often broken open by eager children to retrieve the savings.
Late 19th-early 20th c.
6.5” H x 4.5” D O/A approx.
In excellent condition with only very minor wear commensurate with age and careful use. Rare, especially in this condition.
Ref Number: 322051A
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