This listing is for a very cute and colorful decorative pottery elephant. I find this piece really charming. The elephant is a nice size, and has a nice weight to it. It measures approximately 7 inches wide, and approximately 6.5 inches tall. I do not know the age of this piece. There are no markings on it at all. It appears to be made out of some kind of painted clay. I posted about this elephant on the eCRATER boards, and the posters who replied felt that it was a newer piece, that was made to look older. The colors are very nice on this piece, and the design of the elephant seems detailed to me. The area for the elephants blanket is not done as nicely as the rest of it, as the marks in the clay can be clearly seen. However, this is still a very nice piece, in my opinion, and would be perfect for an elephant fan. There is a sound coming from inside the elephant, when it’s shaken, as it appears that a little piece of clay is inside the piece.