A Meissen group, soldiers atop an elephant, restored.
Lot 244
A Meissen elephant group, second half 19th century
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,222) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen elephant group, second half 19th century
Modelled with three Classical soldiers in a howdah on the back of an elephant with a purple saddle-cloth with puce scrollwork and a jewelled centre, a driver seated on the elephant's head, mounted on an elaborate grassy and rockwork base with encrusted flowers, edged with foliate scrollwork, 38cm high, both parts with crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, the elephant part with a single cancellation mark, the howdah part with incised 'No. 16' and '2' (some damage and restoration) (2)

Footnotes

  • For the model see John Sandon, Meissen Porcelain (2010), p. 79; another example of this group was sold in these Rooms, 25 May 2011 lot 391.
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