Posted 5 months ago
This little elephant is about 5.5" long x 3.5" high x 2.5" wide, hollow, made of pot metal and plated with some mystery finish. "Made in Japan" was included in the mold on the belly of the elephant. What attracted me to this is that it is the polar opposite of the fine bronze dog by artist Sotaro Seagusa which I recently posted. While the Saegusa dog is made of fine bronze, lacks detail and was not made for export, this elephant is made of pot metal (mystery metal), has an exacting level of detail and was made for export, probably to the U.S. The Saegusa dog relies on implied attributes while this elephant relies on precise details and the natural attributes of the elephant. Maybe I am overthinking this, though, and it is just a nice little elephant statue. Nevermind!