Elephant pot by Shorter


You know who made this don’t you?  It was Colley Shorter - the man who became Clarice Cliff’s husband in 1940. That much we know. What we don’t know is whether this charming pass-the-sick-bag elephant is

a) Babar or

b) Dumbo

If a) then this dates from about 1933 or so (the first Babar book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff appeared in 1931 in France. An English language version -The Story of Babar, appeared in 1933 in Britain)

If b) then this dates from after 1941 when the animated film Dumbo by Walt Disney was released by RKO Radio Pictures.

The really sad thing is that there are people out there who can tell us the answer – but are they likely to do so?  No they aren’t!  C’mon prove us wrong someone.  


This rather unpleasant pot by Shorter and Sons is rare, stylish and cracked….(thinks: aren’t we all) and we are offering it for a measly price in view of that…… or you could try an offer………..

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