Deer Tea Set

Unknown Manuf. (Japan)
Deer Tea Set
4.5 x 6″ (teapot)
Kamm Collection. 2001.818

This Japanese-made tea set is modeled as deer with the white spots of a fawn and brown antlers. The red nose suggests Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. That character’s story was first published in 1939 and was popularized in song by Gene Autry in 1949.