A Chinese silver gilt elephant lavishly decorated with colourful enamel dressing and adorned with semi precious stones carnelian , turquoise etc. A vase made of hard stone and bearing flowers is mounted on his back. It is stamped "silver" on the soles of two feet. The subject matter of traditional combination of a vase on elephant and the excellent condition of the group , make this a very desirable item. Age: late Qing period, size: 13 cm high.