A RARE PAIR OF CHINESE GILT-BRONZE-MOUNTED MARBLE AND CHAMPLEVE ENAMEL ELEPHANT-FORM GARNITURE COMPONENTS, QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
each white marble elephant standing four-square with the trunk curled against one leg and the ears resting on the shoulders, a pair of bronze tusks inserted at the jaw, a gilt-metal saddle blanket draped across the back, the saddle supporting a double-lotus-form stand topped with a zun-shaped vase with a domed cover, all set on a waisted gilt-metal rectangular base with canted corners, the gilt-metal throughout with cast and repousse designs and inlaid with dark blue, turquoise, and crimson stones and enamels, the marble with traces of dark blue pigment. 2 pieces.
height 11 1/4 in.; 28.6 cm