Toy - Cast-alloy brass - Bastar Toy - Elephant with his karnak - India - Early 20th century

Description
Toy - Cast-alloy brass - Bastar Toy - Elephant with his karnak - India - Early 20th century
Good condition, see description - 5.5×6.5×2.7 cm

Description

Bastar bronze, produced by migrant casters for the tribal population (‘adivasi’) in villages of the federal states Orissa, Bihar, Maharashtra, Bengal, etc.

Made of yellow cast-alloy (brass), executed with ‘waste mould’ casting.

For this toy they not use traditional way to make bronze but just use their knowledge to make a toy for child, this one represent most probably a karnak riding an olifant.

The fact that you have wheels is the reason this was use as toy for child.

Datation

Early 20th century - C.1920

Condition

Signs of age, very good complete condition
Please check picture for global condition

Provenance

Collection constituted by Mrs. L. and Mr. B. former ambassador of Unesco in India in office in the years 1960 to 1970.

Delivery

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Lot details
Object
Toy
Material
Cast-alloy brass
Period
Early 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
India
Attribution
Original
Title of artwork
Bastar Toy - Elephant with his karnak
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
5.5×6.5×2.7 cm
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