Figure. Pair of model elephants. Made of porcelain decorated in overglaze enamels in yellow, red, green and blue in Kakiemon style.
- Made in: Arita
- Height: 35 centimetres (Elephant 1)
- Width: 43.5 centimetres (Elephant 1)
- Depth: 14 centimetres (Elephant 1)
- Height: 35 centimetres (Elephant 2)
- Width: 42 centimetres (Elephant 2)
- Width: 14 centimetres (Elephant 2)
Fine quality Kakiemon-style enamelled porcelain models of this sort, including dogs, cats, deer, boar, and horses were being made as ornamental pieces for European mantels. (Label copy, VH 1999)
2014 March - June, AHOW PROMISED
2010-2011, London, BM/BBC, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
2006 Oct 13-, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
- Made for: Europe
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Object reference number: JCR9237
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