Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 2 3/16 x 3 3/8 in. (13.97 x 5.56 x 8.57 cm). Description: cast in 1897 and. Originally called “The Educated Pig” now sitting in a high chair. Made of nickel plated cast iron. Manufactured by J & E Stevens Co. This piece of art depicting a “pampered” pig sits upright in a high chair but it’s food is coins. Known Issues: plenty of wear from age; much of the original finish is worn off; missing plug on bottom. From ” The Learned Pig”? 1780’s London, p. Igs, along with other animals, were said to be trained and educated. A popular sayingof the day for such was The Learned. Was a pig taught to respond to commands in such a way that it appeared to be able to answer. Questions by picking up cards in its mouth. By choosing cards it answere. D spelled out words. In1798, this practice came to the New Englandarea of United. However, a controversy came with it. As it was in London, some believed that the methods used to teach it were cruel and torturous. Others said no, but that we don’t usually see their intelligence because they go to slaughter by one year old. Never-the-less, its practice came under scrutiny and. Died out, at least in public. Whether this is what was in mind with the bank or not, we don’t know. What we do know is that it was. Called “The Educated Pig” and was manufactured in Cromwell , Ct. Could it be that the change in title to “Pig in a High Chair” distances it from the controversy? I’m only guessing. A PIECE OF ART: if the above is true, this is more than a bank; it’s a piece of art. It is a descriptive “sculpture” (though molded) of events of the day. Pay close attention to the fine detail in the pictures. The item “JE Stevens Co. Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Pig in a High Chair, Antique 1897″ is in sale since Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “jtmerchandise” and is located in Winona, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Featured Refinements: Cast Iron Mechanical Bank
- Brand: J & E Stevens