Trumpeting elephant, soap stone, India, 1950
It is a fussy guy this one, always making noises, always trumpeting. He will drive you crazy if you do not keep him under control. I bought it from an Indian lady, who brought it over from India when she moved to the Netherlands. And it was a gift for het 10th birthday, still in India, in 1950. So we know exactly where it comes from and how old it is.
Why she parted with it? She was planning on returning to India and had collected so many knick knacks over the years that she couldn't take them all. So she had to choose, what to take and what to sell. And she sold me this one.
Dimensions: will follow soon.