London, South Kensington
11 April 2008
A SPLENDID ENGRAVED BRONZE MODEL OF AN ELEPHANT, PROBABLY DECCAN, 17TH CENTURY
Shown striding forward with figure riding astride, with beautifully moulded tail, trunk, ears, silver tipped tusks, a row of moulded bells to neck, saddle cloth with floral lattice decoration and raised lotus flowers to corners, lotus flower decoration to legs, large peony blossoms to ears - 9 1/4in (23.4cm) high x 10 1/2in (26.6cm) long (6)
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Compare similar decoration with Mughal carpets illustrated in Zebrowski, Gold, Silver & Bronze From Mughal India, pl. 243, 244 and bidriware pl. 241, 245
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note there is 1 item in this lot and not 6 as stated in the catalogue.
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