Our Terramundi money pots are still hand spun in Italy as they would have been made over 2000 years ago before being painted at the studio in London. This baby money pot makes a great gift idea for a new born baby or even as a gift to expecting parents to help them begin saving money for their bundle of joys arrival.
There are three colour options to choose from with a neutral cream, pink for a girl or baby blue for a boy all of which are decorated with the word Baby written in silver paint and your personalised message on the reverse. Your personal message can be up to 3 lines long with a maximum of 10 characters available on each line.
Once the money pot is filled up it will hold around £200 in mixed silver coins and the lid of the pot must be broken off to release the money inside. Once the pot has been broken though it can be reused as a candle holder or even a small plant pot so there’s no need to through it away. Due to the handmade nature of these pots their size will vary slightly between 17 and 19 cm.
It’s a great gift idea for all sorts of special occasions from the birth of a baby boy or baby girl to a Christening, Naming day or as a present to some newly expecting parents.
Terramundi was established by Dario Illari and Jacquie Ryle over 14 years ago in the upper floor of a flat in Kentish Town, the Studio is now somewhat larger and is located in Tottenham Hale, London.
Our money pots have been traditionally used in Italy for over 2000 years and their hand thrown design has remained unchanged. The British Museum houses examples of these ancient money pots. Tradition
Once the first coin is dropped the money pot must be fed until full upon which time it must be smashed whilst making a wish. It is customary to replace the pot and spend the money on 'good things', they bring good fortune.
Money pots are sometimes used to house a candle or a plant once smashed. The best way to break your money pot is to get a chisel or the back of a hammer and place it inside the money slot - slowly lever the top and you should be able to pop the top off - you can now use the money pots to house a plant, sweets or pens.
Terramundi money pots are hand thrown in Italy and hand painted in London. They stand between 17cms and 19cms in height.
Each money pot contains a separate fortune coin. Money pots hold approximately £200 in mixed silver.