Overall: 5 1/8 x 4 x 3 3/4 in. ( 13 x 10.2 x 9.5 cm )
Cast iron mechanical bank in the form of building, painted white with red and blue decoration, with flat, slightly curved roof with second tier surmounted by cupola, painted green; pierced decoration includes large arched windows on sides, two smaller windows and door on front of bank, and pattern of circles on back; cast inscription on front of bank above details of windows and doors; hole at side of door for pull string (missing); when string is pulled, monkey (cashier) hidden below cupola rises up; when coin is placed on desk, weight of coin causes monkey to drop down, depositing coin into bank.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
cast: on front: "HALL'S/EXCELSIOR/BANK"
printed: on paperlabel inside lid: "Cashier."
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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