Thursday, December 10, 2009
84. It's Pouring Pachyderm! : AN ELEPHANT TEAPOT
"I'm a little teapot with a tusk, here's my handle, here's my trunk..."
Now isn't this a monstrously clever idea? A bloated elephant teapot, with a trunk for a spout, its tail for a handle, and a pagoda sprouting on its back. You won't get any sympathy when you serve tea, but only horrific stares and snickers. Ceramic figural teapots may not be so rare, but a fancy elephant design is seldom seen.This collectible teapot, possibly made in the 50s was found appropriately in a Thai flea market, and it now sits on a mantle in my jungle of a house.