Modelled as an carparisoned elephant carrying the neck on its saddle. Height 21,5 cm. Length 17 cm.
Restored to the elephants head. Later neck in metal, decorated in persian style. Crack to the right hindside. Wear.
A private collection of Asian Ceramics and Carpets, part II.
The collection is a study collection and was brought together by a Swedish Connoisseur of Art. Making a career first at SIDA (Swedish International Development Cooporation Agency) and then later, he had a long career with the United Nations where he came to work mostly in Sweden, Iran, India, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and New York for close to 30 years. During these years, the academic collector built up his vast collection. Never tiring of attending auctions, lectures, seminars, museums and workshops relating to the objects he was interested in. Spending weekends visiting antique dealers, fairs and viewings.
The entire proceeds of this Auction Sale will be donated for brain research relating to Dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinson, Stroke, etc. for the benefits of families and medical/social personnel caring for patients suffering from brain diseases, according to wishes from the collectors’ immediate family.