When I was a child, a friend of the family brought me a carved ivory elephant every time he came to visit. That started my elephant collection. Over the years, I had a beautiful collection of ivory elephants ranging in size from ½ inch to 2 ½ inches. Now I know that it is sadly ironic that these were carved out of the undoubtedly poached tusks of the beautiful creatures that they depicted. Still I loved my collection, being too young to know about the gruesome details involved in acquiring elephant tusks for ivory. So I began collecting all kinds of elephants.
Sadly, my entire collection, including the ivories, was stolen a number of years ago. So even though I still love elephants, I don't really actively collect them anymore. Except the ones my dear sister continues to pick up for me when she sees one she thinks I'll like.
And that is how I happened to receive this zany elephant watering can as a gift! It is just the kind of thing my sister would give me, because it's a little bit crazy looking and just plain fun.
The watering can is made of metal and is painted gray with pink and white accents, then powder coated. It holds about 1 ½ quarts, and then pours through perforations at the end of the elephant's trunk. It sprinkles rather slowly, and really doesn't hold quite enough, but it makes a cute garden accent. And it is another addition to my new and very small collection of elephants.