How could I have not realized that this wide-mouthed elephant was a pitcher and not a vase?

Another look at the China Elephant

I wanted to have another go at this oddity.  As I sat at the dining table drawing it again, Deb mentioned that the mouth looks like a spout.  Of course it does.  And the trunk looks like a handle, the better to pour with, of course.

Painting of Green China Elephant Pitcher: drawn first with pencil, followed by watercolor.  Family Treasures No. 12

Color Scheme: Extended Analogous