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Money Box - 'Punch And Judy Bank', Cast Iron, circa 1900 Reg. No: HT 11
- Cast iron money box, originally painted, featuring a Punch and Judy show.
Originally owned by the donor's husband's stepmother, Mrs Ada Nugent Cockram. Ada was born around 1890, probably in Wonthaggi, and the money box was a childhood toy. Ada gave the money box to the donor for her children, but it tended to be an ornament in their bedroom, rather than be actually played with. The base was replaced by the donor's husband in 1980.
- Cast iron money box, square, shallow, with curtained 'window' inside which the characters of Punch and Judy appear (chest upwards only). Sides have open diamond grid. Painted backdrop; money box exterior also originally painted, in yellow and red.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs June Cockram, 2001
|Dimensions:||18 cm (Height), 15.5 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||finances, ornaments, puppetry, les|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||GAMES & TOYS|
|Secondary Classification:||Money & Card Containers|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed at top in raised lettering: 'PUNCH AND JUDY BANK'.|
|Place & Date Made:||United States of America, 1895-1900
|Place Used:||Wonthaggi, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia|