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Charming and rare English majolica 'elephant' novelty teapot

Charming and rare English majolica 'elephant' novelty teapot

Code: 3059


H: 6" (15.2 cm)D: 3" (7.6 cm)L: 9" (22.9 cm)


A charming and rare elephant motif English majolica novelty teapot with trunk forming the spout and with a cobalt blue plaited straw effect lid edged with a yelow ribbon which extends to form the handle. The base with green flowering vegetation. Elephants were a popular and seemingly fascinating subject for the English potters of the latter half of the 20thC largely due to the popularity of London Zoo's 'Jumbo'. Numerous designs appear particularly in Staffordshire pottery. Animalia novelty teapots were alll the rage in the heyday of English majolica but this model is possibly the only design to use an elephant.