Mid-century Danish Ceramic Penguin Bank by Knabstrup.
Mid-century Danish Ceramic Penguin Bank by Knabstrup
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Knabstrup ceramic penguin Bank, Denmark 1960s.
Rare, large “Pondus the Penguin” bank, made from red earthenware pottery by Danish factory Knabstrup, circa 1960s. Knabstrup pottery mark to base. Brass locker with key, inscribed “Den Dansk bank”. A charming and a very collectible piece, in very good vintage condition.
Dimensions: height 27 cm (10.75″)
Pondus the Penguin was an order from Landmandsbanken, which in 1967 started production of the classic Pondus money box. The bank wanted a skilled artist to design it and the choice fell on Johannes Hansen. It was a huge success for Knabstrup and they were produced until the factory closed in 1988.