Vintage Ceramic Coin Bank - Williamsburgh Savings Bank - NYC Promotional Give Away - Brooklyn, New York

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Featured is a vintage ceramic coin bank. It is a replica of the famous Williamsburgh Savings Bank built in 1927/29 and located in Brooklyn, NY. At that time it was the tallest building in Brooklyn, and today is still considered one of the most outstanding architectural gems of New York City. Made by the Contemporary Ceramics in Chatham, NJ, this was a promotional give-away to encourage new savings accounts during 25th anniversary of the building in 1954. The bank measures 7 1/2" tall and is 2 7/8" square. The Brooklyn Museum also has one of these banks in it's collection of decorative arts. This piece is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks. A bit of cork missing from the base.

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