A very sweet toy elephant. In 1938 the Gaeltacht Services Division, which was part of the Irish Civil Service, started a soft toys factory at Elly Bay to provide employment and during the War supplied many soft toys to Britain. The label was stitched to the foot seam “made in Eire” and post 1949, “made in the Republic of Ireland” as this elephant has. Irish, circa 1950.

Price: £100

Depth: 7.5cms (3 inches)

Width: 23cms (9 inches)
Height: 16.5cms (6.5 inches)

Ref: DG26