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"Hoop-La Bank" mechanical bank


John Harper & Company, Ltd.


c. 1897-1920s

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G110
'Hoop-La Bank' mechanical bank, John Harper & Company, Ltd.
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, pigment
Size: 7 3/8 x 8 3/8 x 2 11/16 in. (18.73 x 21.27 x 6.83 cm)
Style: 19th-20th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and StickerOn front side of pedestal in relief: [HOOP_LA BANK] on bottom, on sticker: [121 G 4-4-8/ "Hoop_la" / 76675 3550]
Physical Description: clown in yellow costume and black 3 coned hat holds right hand up from elbow; dog on lever; red barrel; all things raised on green pedestal; "HOOP_LA BANK" on front side of pedestal
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.27a,b
Artist: John Harper & Company, Ltd., Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Role: Manufacturer
Nationality: English
Life Dates: Willenhall, Staffordshire, England, 1790-1980s
Added to Site: March 1, 2009