Fantastic antique mechanical bank by J & E Stevens featuring a colorfully painted clown sitting on a big ball or globe. It measures 8-1/2 inches tall, and the base is 5 inches square. The globe has a winding mechanism that makes it spin around while the clown is either seated or standing on his hands/head. The lever unlocks the winding mechanism, you twist the base a few times, set it down and watch it spin. The button on back of the ball releases a pin that enables the clown to stand on his head. There are no breaks or missing parts, no replaced screws, and the original coin box cover is present. I would estimate the paint condition to be about 80-85% present, and I do not believe the ball/globe was ever painted. Properly marked on bottom. Please review the photos for a complete description. All photographs are part of the description. We are always obtaining interesting pieces and have a seemingly endless number of jewelry, antiques and collectibles. We are not jewelers. We do not know color or clarity, and do not know natural from heated, enhanced, or synthetic. We either rely upon marks for metal purity, or test for gold content. Whatever we say the metal purity is 14K, 18K, 925 Sterling, etc. We do not collect these items, and we are NOT experts in the field. We appreciate any information you may have to assist us in identifying, or toward providing a more accurate description, but we do require some authority for the information. We provide a lot of photos, but please ask questions if you have them. General Terms & Conditions. We package in the highest grade materials including new, previously unused bubble wrap and styrofoam peanuts. Please know your country’s importation laws and restrictions. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. The item “Antique Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Clown on Globe J. E. Stevens Spins & Handstands” is in sale since Wednesday, May 27, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “housepicker” and is located in Stockholm, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Brand: J & E Stevens