1950's Lego Cat and Mouse Drum Bank
This is an adorable cartoon type cat and mouse bank. While it is often attributed to Holt Howard, it was actually manufactured in the 1950's by Lego. It is in the shape of a red and yellow drum. On top of the drum sits a cat who is holding a mouse by the tail. Inside of the drum sits another mouse. The piece is all ceramic with plastic separating the top and bottom of the drum. It comes with the original rubber stopper and gold thread (between the top and bottom of the drum). There is a bit of chipping around the slot where coins are deposited as you can see in the photos, but otherwise, appears in excellent condition with no damage. It still has the original Lego sticker on the base. It measures 4.5" tall overall and the drum has a 4.375" diameter with the knobs.