Rare GERMAN CHILDS TEA SET ~ ELEPHANT'S TEA PARTY c1890

Very Rare
Childrenâe(tm)s

Porcelain Teaset

ELEPHANTâe(tm)S TEA PARTY

Germany c 1890

This is a very rare childâe(tm)s âeoetea for twoâe teaset made in Germany for the English-speaking (Australian) market. It most likely dates to the end of the 19th century, pre-1891. Comprised of a teapot, open sugar, creamer or milk jug, and two cups and saucers, the set tells the complete story of an elephantâe(tm)s tea party, starting with the invitations, through the party, and the departure of the guests at the end of the tea.

Made of fine press moulded porcelain with colorful transfers and gilt trim, the teapot stands 3 ¼âe tall; the open sugar stands 1 ¾âe tall and measures 3 1/2âe across the top rim; the creamer stands 3âe tall; the 2 cups measure 2âe tall; and the 2 saucers measure 4 ¼âe in diameter.

Each piece recites and illustrates a stanza from the companion poem or nursery rhyme:

These little elephants you see

Are asking several friends to tea

While Willie uses pen & ink

His sister say that's all I think.

Weâe(tm)ve asked Belinda, George & Belle

Jim, Bessie, Alfred, Kate as well

The picture on this jug you see

Shews Jane the hostess setting tea

The guests arrives in ones & twos

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