Traditional Piggy Bank
Traditional Piggy Bank
Traditional Piggy Bank
Traditional Piggy Bank
Traditional Piggy Bank
Traditional Piggy Bank

Traditional Piggy Bank

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A common word for a pot used for storage in the 15th Century was “pygg”, as in “salt pig”. Over 600 years ago people stored their savings in an old pot. The pot was a closed pot with no lid, or gap that a hand could dip into. If you needed the money you had to smash the pig.

Around the same time potters, who noticed the similarities in the shape of a pygg pot and a pig rolling in mud, began shaping the saving jar into the shape of a pig. This became a trend.

These pigs are thrown on a wheel and painted by hand and contain a luck-penny.

Measurements are approximate
From snout to tail 14cm