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    Posted 5 years ago

    Amiar
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    This very beautiful set of elephants crossing a bridge over torrent waters was brought back from South Africa by my Granddad in the 1930's

    I do not support killing elephants for their tusks & I am very happy it is now illegal & this does not happen anymore...

    However, it is a very graceful beautiful piece of Art Deco

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Hah, I wondered if it was ivory, I saw this very piece on Kovel's last week. You may want to take a look at the article it talks about the new regulations regarding ivory.
    2. Amiar Amiar, 5 years ago
      Thanks Katherine....I do know of new regulations around Ivory...however, I haven't really examined it closely as I inherited this from my granddad but I'll have to check it out more thoroughly....not actually sure what it is made of...possibly Ebony & Ivory???
    3. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      It is very beautiful!
      Maybe you should record it's provenance now, for the future, just in case.
    4. Amiar Amiar, 5 years ago
      Thank you...I will...cheers
    5. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Here is the Kovel's article, you will see why I thought your piece and the piece in there were very similar:

      https://www.kovels.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15016&catid=35
    6. Amiar Amiar, 5 years ago
      Oh yes Katherine....they are similar however, I think that one is pure Ivory....I don't think these elephants have more than 7oz's of Ivory all up...very informative piece...thank you so much

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