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Elephant

1979
Louis Féron (French, 1901–1998)


Dimensions

Overall height: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2016.382

Medium or Technique

Silver, 18-karat gold, ivory, emerald, jade, pearls, turqouise and malachite

Not On View

Classifications

Silver

The elephant is ov hammered sterling silver with 18-karat gold tusks, pearl eyes, a gold headdress worked in repousse set with river pearls and one sea pearl and an emerald pendant. The elephant wears a tail ornament in sterling silver with gold trim and openwork and carries a silver rug worked in repousse and set with a central jade and several turquoises; on the rug is a carved ivory howdah carrying a malachite egg supported by a floral gold ornament set with pearls. The sculpture is set on a rectangular base of tiger’s-eye stone and opal matrix.

Markings

L.F. 79

Provenance

Louis Féron (the artist, b. 1901 - d. 1998) and Leslie Snow Féron, Eaton, NH; 2016, gift of Leslie Snow Féron to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

Credit Line

Gift of Leslie Snow Féron in memory of Louis Féron