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Figure of elephant

Figure of elephant

  • Place of origin:

    Jingdezhen (made)

  • Date:

    1662-1722 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, enamelled, glazed

  • Museum number:

    C.11-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 5

Physical description

The elephant stands with its head bowed to the left and trunk coiled. On its back is a "saddle" with a hole in it to which some further fittings, probably of metal, were formerly affixed, simple pendant trappings, and a harness which runs round under the neck and tail. The body of the elephant is uncoloured porcelain with partly moulded, partly incised details in a somewhat un-naturalistic, archaic style. It is covered with a soft lead glaze, the trappings and harness being picked out in aubergine purple, yellow, and blue enamels.

Place of Origin

Jingdezhen (made)

Date

1662-1722 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, enamelled, glazed

Dimensions

Height: 18.7 cm, Length: 26 cm

Descriptive line

Figure of elephant, porcelain partly enamelled and partly covered with a transparent lead glaze; China (Jingdezhen), Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Production Note

Register

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Enamelled; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Elephants

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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