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king kong bank

by Scott Nelles
Handmade
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When it comes to money, you should never monkey around. Put your precious quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies in this miniature replica of the Empire State Building and rest assured that King Kong will ward off predators like little brothers or sneaky roommates. Beautifully made with keen attention to detail with a slightly sloping angle, this solid bank has a wonderful weight and antique finish, evoking another age. Coin slot is located on the side of the building; unscrew to retrieve coins. Handmade in Michigan by Scott Nelles.

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Handmade
Item ID
17522
Made from
copper
Measurements
15" H x 5" W
  • the maker
Scott Nelles

Scott Nelles

Scott Nelles works with bronze and aluminum using one of the most time-tested processes in existence: sand casting. This process involves building the object's shape from packed sand and then filling the cavity with molten metal. This process produces a subtle texture that adds to the character of each piece, making them seem handmade yet straight from the machine age.

Nelles' fascination with metal casting and clay sculpting began as a young boy. He began his 30-year career by educating himself at Western Michigan University, Oakland Community College and The Center for Creative Studies.

Of metal, he states, "I have created work in many different media, but I have always been led back to the same conclusion. There is nothing so durable, so inherently endowed with wealth of longevity and quality as metal." collection

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KING KONG BANK
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Durable (3)
  • Unique (3)

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5.0

Brilliant!

By 

from mendocino ca

About Me Grandparent

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Colorful
  • Durable
  • Unique

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      Comments about KING KONG BANK:

      The photo does it no justice. It's a work of art. And witty: the building is tilted, like a camera shot in the movie. I don't even know how to describe how beautiful it is; it's the beauty of metals worked by an artist's sensibility. It glows with his gifts.

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      4.0

      An Iconic NYC Landmark

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      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Collector, Education Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Unique

      Cons

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        • Gift For A New Yorker
        • Older Children

        Comments about KING KONG BANK:

        This bank is a luxury gift for a native New Yorker who collects coin banks (old and new) of New York landmarks. This bank is signed by the artist and it is a great collectible.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        I want to buy more to give as gifts..

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        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Unique

        Cons

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            Comments about KING KONG BANK:

            I purchased this as a gift for my young grandson thinking it would make a good keepsake for him. My adult sons LOVED it!! I just may buy a couple more for them!!!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Prompt delivery, well packed. I choose the gift box option but wouldn't do that again. I ended up re-boxing it any way.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            King Kong Bank is FIERCE!

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            from Ann Arbor, MI

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

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                Comments about KING KONG BANK:

                This bank will make the perfect gift for my sister, who goes to NYC each year for vacation. I plan on enclosing a gift certificate for the empire state building tour. I know she will love it, and will use it to save her pennies for her annual trip. Plus, it will make her smile - it is so wonderful to look at!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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