Oh my! Talk about the Elephant
in the Room!
||Elephant Teapot - $15.00
I purchased this just to say, "Let's talk about the Elephant in the
The person I bought it from told me it was Good Luck. Dubious as I am
about the concept of Luckiness, I researched the symbol of the elephant.
Info shown below.
The teapot is in excellent Keep or Give Condition. It's a beautiful sort
of Jade Green color - actually when I first saw it on the shelf I thought it was a
There is No Maker's Mark on the
The teapot is 9" wide from the trunk to the turn of the body and 5
3/4" to the knob. Bamboo handle is very sturdy. I haven't filled it
but I'm guessing it holds around 6 or so cups of tea.
If you would like to purchase this teapot, please call our office using the
number below or email me
In China, India and Africa, the elephant is a symbol for power,
dignity, intelligence and peace.
The elephant is generally considered a symbol of good luck and the
animal is a symbol of good fortune. Elephants in Asia are symbolizing a
kind of divinity and benevolence and that is why in the recent Asia there
are still religious ceremonies where offering is made to the elephants,
they wash them and anoint them with special oils and pigments so that the
community be blessed with good will. They also symbolize wisdom, loyalty,
strength, fidelity and longevity.
As a symbol of wisdom, the elephant is said to attain old age and with
all its wisdom. The animal is highly revered for its strength and power.
With different species, the white elephant having been chosen by Buddha
was because he wanted to use it for his many incarnations. The white
elephant is a rare animal and their appearance today will still be
considered a phenomenon of the gods. It is the most positive animal symbol
known with no negative consequence. There are several lessons we can learn
from the elephant and these too are used as its symbol: strength, wisdom,
solitude, strong sense of loyalty to the family and intelligence. Other
communities still consider the Elephant to be a strong symbol of luck. And
thus the saying goes keep a lucky elephant at the door to your house so
that you can get protection from bad luck.