Vintage Thames China Elephant Condiment Set ~ MIJ
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Just how adorable is this guy?? Every time I look at him I get a smile on my face.
Probably dating to the 1950's or so, this happy pink elephant carries the salt & pepper and oil & vinegar for your dining table. It is hand painted, made in Japan, and was produced by Thames China. In fact, it still retains it's original foil label on the belly of the elephant.
The shakers are marked with an S & P while the cruets have an O & V to distinguish their contents. Each condiment container has a little curved "arm" which allows it to be placed on the elephant, creating just one overall piece for placement on your table.
The elephant is approximately 5 1/4" in height and 6" in length. He is in extremely good condition with only a slight bit of roughness on a couple of his feet. The shakers are approximately 2" in height and free on any chips or nicks. The cruets are approximately 4 5/8" in height with the lids seated. One of these has an old repair to the "arm" that holds it to the elephant, but it appears to be strong and stable. The other cruet is fine.
This little guy would be just perfect sitting in the middle of an old retro kitchen table! Shipping and insurance are included in price.