White Elephant Duo Teapot...FUN!
|White Elephant Duo Teapot -
Whenever I find a White Elephant Teapot I purchased it. In "real
life" the white elephant is a giant wonder of nature. Contrary to
the adage about a White Elephant Sale, I have found White Elephant
Teapots to be whimsical joy and happy conversation at teatime.
The teapot is in Keep or Give Condition. I love the little elephant on
the knob with its trunk up. Very lovely.
Maker's Mark shown below.
Teapot is 9 1/2" wide from the trunk to the turn of tail handle and
a smidge over 7" to the top of the little elephant's trunk.
If you would like to purchase this White Elephant Duo, 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.