This intricately designed cloisonne elephant is Japanese and dates to the 19th C. Cloisonne is a technique combining wires and enamel to form intriguing patterns such as those present in this piece. The elephant is majestically covered in various shades of light green, dark blue, turqoise, yellow, and many other fine colors. Lovely tapestries drape down the beast's side to complement the henna like patterns on the animal. The saddle resting atop the glorious creature is shaped like a lotus and detaches from the piece. This regal piece of Asian art is fit for a king or any collector who appreciates fine objects.
L: 15 in. W: 6 in. H: 13 1/4 in.