Still bank

Still bank
Title
Still bank
Date 
ca. 1934
Medium 
Iron, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 11.4 x 10.2 x 6 cm ) with accessory: 2 3/8 in. ( 6 cm )
Description 
Cast iron still bank in form of office building with eight sides, curved roof, and dome with finial, with pierced decoration consisting of rows of windows and cast decoration including elaborate entrance flanked by columns, with slots (for coins) under cast inscription on each side.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1240
Marks 
cast: on front and back: "BANK"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group