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Friday, August 04, 2006

London's Elephant's - No. 8 in the series



The elephant series again! This is one of a pair in Thomas Goode's shop in Mayfair, and they are extremely special.

This magnificent pair stand over six feet tall and were created by Minton
for the Paris Exhibition of 1889. They are the largest majolica items ever made; London Cabbies know these elephants as a landmark.

You can buy your own candlesticks inspired by these elephants for £3,045 here.


The price tag? £6,000,000. I don't think they want to sell them.



Click for No 1 in the series.
Click for No 2 in the series.
Click for No 3 in the series.
Click for No 4 in the series.
Click for No 5 in the series.
Click for No 6 in the series.
Click for No 7 in the series.
Click for No 7 1/2 in the series.

I'm on holiday for the next two weeks, posts continuing by magic, but I will not be able to answer comments.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 4

Comments on "London's Elephant's - No. 8 in the series"

 

Blogger Kim said ... (15:04) : 

Ham, these are gorgious! Majolica is amazing when it's in small form, but these are enormous and I wonder what they look like close up. Would love to see a close up of the surface/patina if you ever get round that way again.
-Kim

 

Blogger Helen said ... (23:21) : 

Beautiful elephant!

 

Blogger fangirlmusic said ... (02:38) : 

Here's something awesome to check out. It's a cool CD that people are just finding out about by DK Ibomeka called LOVE STORIES. Great to listen to while knitting or soaking in a bubblebath with candles glowing. There's a website, www.dkibomeka.com.

 

Anonymous Durran said ... (14:48) : 

Perhaps you could add your photo and it's info to the majolica entry in Wikipedia?

 

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