i received a thoughtful gift from a thoughtful lady.
an adorable little ducky made by wade england pottery in burslem, england. these tiny figurines are known as wade "whimsies". the graded bottom, which has become a trademark of the wade "whimsies", was sometimes used as a striker to light matches in pubs and for starting the fire in kitchen stoves.
red rose tea began giving the popular collectibles away in 1967 http://www.redrosetea.com/figurineshistory.aspx