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King Kong Bank

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Scott Nelles


Scott Nelles created by

Scott Nelles

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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.

Scott Nelles

created by

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."


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15" H x 5" W
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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note, the King Kong Bank has been discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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