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titanic bank

by Scott Nelles $150.00
Handmade

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Liquefy Your Assets

Don't sink into debt! Be sure to store your treasures in this great ship's sinking hull for future discovery and retrieval. This museum-quality bronze bank made by Scott Nelles seems to sink into any flat surface as if it were the chilly north Atlantic, main propeller in the air and smokestacks precariously kissing the sea. The metal is finished with a subtle patina, evoking the industrial feel of the Steam Age. Handmade in Michigan.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
14936
Made from
bronze
Measurements
9.5" L x 6.5" H
  • 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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TITANIC BANK
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Unique (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (4)
  • Living room (4)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • High-end shopper (4), Midrange shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Item was perfect

By 

from Pinole, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about TITANIC BANK:

        Unique

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

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Sculpture and HEAVY

        By 

        from Deltona,FL

        About Me High-end Shopper

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Excellent Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts
          • Investment In Nelles Art
          • Living Room
          • Office

          Comments about TITANIC BANK:

          This gift was intended for a collecter of banks and a man who has everything,we have over 800+ banks, all to leave to the imagination. He purchases, some are...works of art especially the old metal banks they are my favotite, EXECPT this Titanic bank, it weights a ton and is so georgous,you can see and feel the (grain) of the metal and the brass shines to creat a perfect patina in this detailed work of art. I also own the Angel Bell,which I gave as a present,the person did not like the nude, so I took it back home with me,yeah,yeah! Karen S.

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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazingly Heavy and Authentic

          By 

          from IN

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For any Titantic Lover
            • Gifts

            Comments about TITANIC BANK:

            This is an amazingly heavy and well crafted piece. It is for my Grandson, who loves everything about the story of the Titanic, for Christmas. I know he will be very pleased.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great gift

            By 

            from Chicago. Il.

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gifts
              • Living Room
              • Office

              Comments about TITANIC BANK:

              Don't sink like the Titanic, save, sve, save!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              unique

              By 

              from Chicago, Il.

              About Me High-end Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts

                Comments about TITANIC BANK:

                Because it is so cute, people will want to save.

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                (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Whimsical and Well-Made

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                from Los Angeles

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Living Room

                  Comments about TITANIC BANK:

                  I gave this as a gift to two business associates, and they loved it. They both were laughing when they called me, and remarked on both the unique design and quality.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this bank!

                  By 

                  from Omaha, NE

                  About Me Bargain Hunter, High-end Shopper, Practical, Stylish

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room
                    • Office

                    Comments about TITANIC BANK:

                    I love this bank! I have looked at it for a Looong time, finally decided to treat myself! It is heavy construction, very well made. Exactly what I thought it would be!

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                    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Bank!

                    By 

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Like unique items

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                    • None apply

                    Best Uses

                    • Desktop

                    Comments about TITANIC BANK:

                    Makes saving money fun. My 3 year old thinks this bank is a hoot. I tell her the more she saves the heavier the ship will be and will completely sink. She is trying her best to sink the ship. The bank is well crafted, beautifully casted and easy to empty. My daughter and I are happy with our purchase. I really admire the artist's sense of irony and cleaver idea.

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