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LAMP OF AN ELEPHANT (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Unknown

On view in: First Floor Library


About this object

A pair of lamps with a jade carving of an elephant as its base. Each elephant is carved from solid spinach jade. The body is carved to imitate a rich Caparison. On the top where the houdah usually rests is a candlestick, the central portion of which is a lotus. Each elephant has its truck lowered and curled upward. He stands on a rectangular base which is part of the jade from which the elephant is carved. They have boxy shades and a pink hardstone as finial.

Category:
lighting devices
Object name:
LAMP OF AN ELEPHANT (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Jade -- metal -- carnelian -- material
Made in:
CHINA (jade); USA: New York, NY (lamp)
Date made:
unknown
Size:
33 × 24.1 cm (13 × 9 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
62.97.2
Class:
HARDSTONE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973