This nice piggy bank in my collection and number 1000. Its 20 cm long, hallmarked Gông Bê, model 4. It’s Vietnamese. Why? The hallmark is not in Chinese characters, but Vietnames Latin script.
I bought it on Ebay.fr (france), once Vietnam was a French colony. It might well brougt home by a French civil servant.
The sign on the back is I think for luck. But I am not sure. Is there anyone that can tell me more about this piggy bank?
That I reached the number 1000 in my collection was reason for a small party.
It was 51 years ago (in 1965) that I started my collection.