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Elephant Potpourri Vase and Cover

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Naturally modeled and decorated in grand feu colors, with green saddle cloth edged in yellow and manganese, his ears, eyes, trunk, and feet enriched in manganese, the shaped oval cover formed as a turret with pierced windows among simulated brickwork, the marbled top with blue trellis border,...

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Hoffman-Frey Collection, Zurich. November 24, 1992, anonymous sale ("An Important Swiss Private Collection"), Sotheby & Co., Zurich, lot 138, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

French, About 1745–48

Object Place

Strasbourg, France


Height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware