1887 - 1903

Fancy Ware Coin Bank

Date: ca. 1887 - 1903

The Eberly potters produced several different lines of pottery, designed to suit different tastes and practical needs.  The two small objects above are examples of a product line the Eberly potters called “Fancy Ware.”  These objects might have had practical purposes, but always had a decorative flair provided by style and glazes.  People likely proudly displayed these things.  On the left is a coin bank, which has a slit for coins and an opaque multi-glaze finish.  It is a good example of an item that served a practical need, and was decorative at the same time.

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Medium: Earthenware with lead and copper glaze over slip wash

Dimensions: H: 3 1/2 x W: 3 in.

Accession: 2001.0013.058

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Ceramics - Earthenware

Tags: Lead , Copper , Glaze , Bank , Coin

Purchased in 2001.