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. Of nickel plated cast iron. Manufactured by J & E Stevens Co. From The Learned Pig? 1780’s London, p. Igs, along with other animals, were said to be trained and educated. Of 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. D spelled out words. In1798, this practice came to the New England. 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. 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 “J & E Stevens Co. Cast Iron Mechanical Bank Pig in a High Chair, Pre-WWII” is in sale since Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Mechanical Banks”. The seller is “jocundcollectibles” and is located in Winona, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: J & E Stevens, Co.
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