Body Style

Jumbo

Naming Source

Club Named

Potter

Henry Alcock
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Cobridge, Staffordshire

Manufacturing Era

1880s

Treatment(s)

Copper Lustre

Footprints/Shapes

Round

Type(s) of Ware

Dinnerware

Motif(s)

Lustre Band
Tea Leaf

Description

Jumbo is a rare and unusual body style.  The teapot is pear-shaped and very plain except for the addition of chrysanthemum flowers on each side of the handle terminals.  The striking feature, is, of course, the well defined elephant head and trunk on the handles.  This is repeated on the finial with two elephant heads facing away from each other.  Jumbo was Henry Alcck's charming contribution to the animal feature whimsey of the 1880's.