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    Sale 11930

    AN INQUIRING MIND: AMERICAN COLLECTING OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN ART

    15 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 74

    A large bronze model of an elephant

    MEIJI PERIOD (LATE 19TH CENTURY)

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    Estimate

    A large bronze model of an elephant
    Meiji period (late 19th century)
    Naturalistically cast as an elephant with tusks finished in gilt silver, gilt eyes, wearing the elaborate beaded and tasseled harness, saddle with flying angels (tennyo) and back cloth with floral scrolls, supporting a lotus throne on his back
    35 ½ in. (90 cm.) long
    With a wood base


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