Luigi Colani black ceramic elephant money box/piggy bank. Vintage 1970s/1980s for Habitat. Large porcelain/china Drumbo. Retro kids savings

Luigi Colani black ceramic elephant money box/piggy bank. Vintage 1970s/1980s for Habitat. Large porcelain/china Drumbo. Retro kids savings

£55.00

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Rare find - there's only 1 of these in stock.

Vintage from the 1970s

Materials

Black glossy finish, Original Habitat sticker, Flock base

Summary

A collectable vintage elephant money box/piggy bank. This famous shape is also known as 'Drumbo'. The design is attributed to Luigi Colani for the Dresdner Bank in Germany in the 1960s or 1970s, and this ceramic version was produced in India for Habitat (UK designer homewares store) at a similar time (circa 1970s vintage). I have also seen this design as 'designed by Bernd Diefenbach in 1972'. I guess the true designer is unconfirmed.

Glossy black china/ceramic in the distinctive Drumbo shape with top slot for money. Designed for kids' savings, it is sealed closed with no way of opening, so has to be broken to empty - meaning this has never been used (it's empty).

A good size - 10.5cm tall x 15cm long x 7.5cm wide. Excellent condition, no chips or crazing or cracks. Some natural flaws in the glossy black glaze. It came with its original sticker to the base which reads: 'Made in India for Habitat 952285', the sticker is loose. Original black 'flock' type base shows a few signs of age/era, but all intact.

Suitable for display in a kids' bedroom or as a collectable with other Drumbos, or just as a iconic minimalist ornament. A hard to find item.

Includes P&P to the UK.

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