Elephant in famille-rose enamel with a vase on the back
  Qianlong reign, Qing Dynasty H:34cm, L:24.5cm, W:17cm

  The elephant is modeled in the shape of looking back. It is glazed in straw-colored enamel, and its hair is clearly seen. On its V-shaped saddle a gourd-shaped vase in cloisonné enamel is carried. The object is a commonly seen ornamental ware in the royal palace. The elephant is a symbol of the peaceful piping times, and the elephant with a vase in the back implies a peaceful world.


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