Antique wooden elephant, flowerpot, red lacquered with zinc flowerpot, Thailand, 1920
So let's talk about the elephant in the room! Don't you just love him?
I bought him from a lady that lived all over the world, following her husband in his career. She bought this one in an antique shop in Thailand. But it probably came from China. And I bought it from her in The Hague. So it has seen some milage.
It is made from hard wood, painted in that very nice Chinese red lacquer and the flowerpot itself is lined with zinc. The tusks are also made from wood and can be removed if you want to.
It is really a lot heavier than it looks.
Dimensions: h 47 cm, w 49 cm, d 25 cm.