A piece of decorative Taxidermy which would be used as a tray
Good Antique condition.
Mounted with elephants heads on either side
- Max Width: 40cm
- Max Height: 31cm
- Max Depth: 41cm
A taxidermy elephant foot which were common in Victorian times as a piece of decorative Taxidermy which would have been used as an umbrella stand.
Elephant feet were common decor in the late 1800’s and were traditionally brought back from Africa or India when gentry were on expeditions.
African elephants are the world’s largest land animals. The biggest can be up to 7.5m long, 3.3m high at the shoulder, and 6 tonnes in weight.
The trunk is an extension of the upper lip and nose and is used for communication and handling objects, including food. African elephants have two opposing extensions at the end of their trunks, in contrast to the Asian elephant, which only has one.
Tusks, which are large modified incisors that grow throughout an elephant’s lifetime, occur in both males and females and are used in fights and for marking, feeding, and digging.
The other notable feature of African elephants is their very large ears, which allow them to radiate excess heat.
This piece is attributed to Rowland Ward although it does not bear a makers mark.
Good Antique condition with wood inserts.