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The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993

The Elephant Trainer character jug modeled by Stanley J. Taylor and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1990-1993. The children gasp and applaud as the majestic elephants lumber into the circus arena. Their trainer, mysterious in his exotic Indian costume, cracks his whip and the huge creatures raise their front legs into the air; their ivory tusks gleaming in the bright lights of the Big Top. Secure in the circus with the other animals, these magnificent mammals are endangered in the wild, as the high commercial value for their beautiful tusks makes them a target of the poacher. Only two species now survive: the African elephant, larger and fiercer, and the Indian elephant, domesticated and used as a beast of burden. Tonight, they steal the show. As the crowd shouts excitedly, the trainer takes these regal, wrinkled creatures through their paces which include dancing to the band's music and performing amazing feats of balance. The head of an elephant forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Royal Doulton

England

1990-1993

Model #:

D6841

Circus Performers Series

character jug

Size:

large

Height:

7"

The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993
The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993
The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993
The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993
The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993
The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993
The Elephant Trainer character jug - Royal Doulton 1990-1993
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