Save up in style with a hand painted Terramundi Money Pot
Terramundi money pots are a great way to save for any occasion without the temptation to swipe a cheaky fiver on your way out! 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 have been traditionally used in Italy for over 2,000 years and their hand-thrown design has remained unchanged. The British Museum houses examples of these ancient money pots. Each one is hand-thrown in Italy and hand painted in London and each contains a fortune coin. Terramundi money pots hold approximately £200 in mixed silver or £400 in mixed gold coins.
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