Gustave Keller, 1881-1922 | Elephant-form Bidet
the silver liner marked 'G. KELLER, PARIS'
walnut, ivory, silver
with a lid opening to reveal a lift out kidney-shaped hammered-silver liner
51cm. high, 69cm. long, 31. wide; 1ft. 8in., 2ft. 3¼in., 1ft.¼in.
Made in Paris circa 1900.
In good condition, minor marks and scratches, one construction joint to the left back leg slightly open, but not distracting, one repair to construction joint to trunk, top of the lid with lighter colour to surface due to rubbing. Silver liner in good condition, bearing French mark. A decorative and amusing piece.
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