Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, iron red glaze covers the elephant's porcelain body, his blanket cover is decorated in the famille rose palette with added gilding, emerging from his saddle is a candle holder also decorated with famille rose motifs.
6.5 in.The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC.
Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.
Minor chip to the bottom of the back left foot.