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Elephant Ridden by Three Figures

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The walking elephant carries three figures on his back. Seated on his neck is a robed female holding a censer with both hands. The cover is formed of a robed male with his arms folded across his chest sitting cross-legged on a tasseled cushion. The inner rim of the cover fits into the howdah...

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Provenance

By 1954, Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; November 30, 1954, sold by Rosenberg & Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French (Paris) (?), second half of the 19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 30.6 x 37.7 x 19.3 cm (12 1/16 x 14 13/16 x 7 5/8 in.) Other (without base): 26.1 x 243 x 10.3 cm (10 1/4 x 95 11/16 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2028a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain; gilt-bronze mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain