The etymology of the piggy bank comes from the Middle English word ‘pygg’, which refers to a type of clay used for making various household objects such as jars. By the 18th century the spelling of pygg changed and the evolution of the piggy bank began. As the definition of the word transferred from the substance to the object so too did its iconic associations.
The porcelain Oink Bank references the simplicity of a cork topped jar and the symbolic characteristics of a pig. this re-envisioning of a piggy bank for the contemporary design lover sits perfectly anywhere from the modern office to a child’s bedside. the Oink Bank allows for both coins and bills to be stored. Pull off oink’s cork ears to access your hard earned savings. Available with separate porcelain ears so you can mix and match the colors.