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"Dog and Cat" mechanical bank


Artist Unknown (Japan)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Dog and Cat' mechanical bank, Artist Unknown (Japan)
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Medium: Dolls, Toys and Games | Wood, pigment
Size: 6 1/4 x 4 3/16 x 2 1/2 in. (15.88 x 10.64 x 6.35 cm)
Creation Place: Japan
Culture: Japan
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Inscriptionsunder foot, black stamp: [JAPAN / SLIDE TO OPEN / (arrow to right)]; under foot, in black ink: [I'm from Penra.]
Physical Description: wooden brown dog house with red roof; arching cat standing on chimney, white and black spotted dog stands in front of house; coin slot covered by dog's head; depressing the cat makes the dog's head move downward exposing slot--release and cat and dog retu
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Katherine Kierland Herberger
Accession Number: 2003.236.428
Added to Site: March 1, 2009