An Unusual Money Box

I was surprised to see this unusual money box at our local auction:

Money Box Front

Money Box Front

A little internet searching tells me that it was designed by Mabel Lucie Attwell in 1935, using her characteristic style of illustrations of fairies and animals.

Money Box Side View

Money Box Side View

It’s known as ‘The Fairy Tree’ and was a Biscuit Tin (the conical part forms the money box) for William Crawford & Sons Ltd.

Money Box Base

Money Box Base

Sadly, it sold for £150, so it didn’t come home with me.

 

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