Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Looking after the pennies, 1950s style.

If, like me, you're a bit low on funds at this time of year, you may have made a resolution to do some saving up. And to save up, you'll be needing a suitable piggy bank. Luckily for me I have not one but two and they're a couple of beauties.

I can think of no finer way to store-up the surplus small change than with one of these Hornsea Pottery penny piggy banks. Designed in the mid 1950s, almost certainly by John Clappison, they are in a simplified, stylised shape with short legs and long snouts. I particularly like the cylinder-shaped bodies that end in a curly tail.

You can see some more good-looking pottery piggy banks here: The Piggy bank page


  1. oh Wow, such wonderful shapes...I love the colours on the patterned one. Happy New Year...always look forward to your posts - esp. Hornsea items like these I never get to see here. Ray.

  2. these are stunning, and there´s never enough money banks, money to save or not!

  3. haha happy new year!
    My husband bought be a Troika cube for Christmas!!!!!Troika in the house!!

  4. So pleased Ray shared this post, I would of missed it :) they are lovely, in my dreams lovely! Enjoy your piggies :)