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"Lion and Two Monkeys" mechanical bank


Kyser & Rex Company


c. 1883

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G110
'Lion and Two Monkeys' mechanical bank, Kyser & Rex Company
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Iron, brass, pigment
Size: 9 1/4 x 9 1/16 x 3 1/2 in. (23.5 x 23.02 x 8.89 cm)
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription and Stickeron bottom, engraved: [PAT JULY 1788] on bottom, on sticker: [#150-16 / Lion & Two Monkeys / 68145 300 / #147M 4200]
Physical Description: lion at base of tree trunk and two monkeys on top of tree; all stand on oval-like green and red platform
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.81
Artist: Kyser & Rex Company, Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Philadelphia, c. 1879-1898
Added to Site: March 1, 2009