Terramundi was established by Dario Illari and Jacquie Ryle over 18 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.
Terramundi Money Pots are handmade in Italy, then hand painted and personalised in London. Original Money Pots hold up to $1000 in gold coins. Deluxe Money Pots hold up to $5,000 in gold coins.
Our Etruscan money pots are hand thrown in Italy where they have been used for over 2000 years and their design has remained unchanged. Examples of which can be seen in the British Museum.
The tradition is to complete the date and your desire on the included card, and insert into the pot with the first coin.
Once the first coin is dropped, the money pot must be fed till full, then smashed whilst making a wish.
Pots bring fortune and we include a fortune coin in each pot to start you off. It is customary to replace the pot once smashed, and to spend the money on good things!
Terramundi takes this humble item and our artisan team create beautiful contemporary designs, adding personalised messages to celebrate names, dates and occasions, making them a perfect thoughtful gift.
You can simply smash them, but 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.