These terracotta money pots are hand thrown in Italy and hand painted in London. They stand between 17cms and 19cms in height.
The Terramundi is an "Etruscan Money Amphora" and has been traditionally used in Italy for over 2000 years, their hand thrown design has remain unchanged.
Once the first coin is dropped, the money pot must be fed until full upon which 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! Each money pot comes with it's own "fortune" coin and can hold approximately $1000 in gold coins.
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, candles, sweets, pens, the options are endless! If using a hammer or a chisel to smash your money pot or even dropping the money pot within a plastic bag, please take care to wear protective eyewear.
Would make a special gift for that special person.