Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Figure of the Day: The Staffordshire Elephant, 1866

Staffordshire Elephant
England, 1886
The Victoria & Albert Museum

This earthenware figure of an elephant with a howdah (the carriage on his back) and a figure seated on top was made in Staffordshire, England in 1886 by an unknown modeler.

The figure has been lead-glazed and is painted with a brilliant palette of enamel colors. 

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