Vintage Erphila cat teapot from Germany. This very collectible teapot has an early Erphila mark stamped on the underside and is also incised Teapot is in very good clean condition and is approximately 8 inches in height.
This is almost exactly what I imagined and planned for my mug to look like. I would probably change the shape of the trunk and the ears some, but this is definitely helpful to look at for the basic elephant design aspect of my piece.
vintage blue cat teapot, seated w/ raised paw as spout in style of Japanese maneki-neko (literally "beckoning cat") lucky cat figures, orange ribbon bow around its neck, small flower decoration, ceramic