Penny bank, made at Kirkcaldy, Fife

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Penny bank, made at Kirkcaldy, Fife

This penny bank was made at Morrison and Crawford's Rosslyn Pottery at Kirkcaldy in Fife. It dates from the late 19th or early 20th century.

The globular penny bank is on a stemmed foot. It is decorated in colours and stamped 'Bella'.

Morrison and Crawford's Rosslyn Pottery was started in 1878. Penny banks of various shapes and sizes were a popular line by the pottery.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-460-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.68
Date: Late 19th or early 20th century
Material: Ceramic, green, browns, cream and blue. Inscription: Bella
Dimensions: 170 mm H x 115 mm D; 92.50 mm base D
What: Piggy bank
Who: Iris Fox Collection (Collector)
Kirkcaldy Pottery, Kirkcaldy, Fife (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Fife, Kirkcaldy
Description: Globular piggy-bank decorated in colours, on a stemmed foot, inscribed `Bella`, by the Kirkcaldy Pottery, unmarked
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