Cacciapuoti

 
Very cute little elephant in hand-painted porcelain by the Cacciapuoti da Napoli studios of Guido Cacciapuoti, Milan (1870-1953) circa 1950... 5-1/2" long (14cm), 5" high (13cm), well marked with artist signature (S. Righetto), and in very good condition with damage to the right front foot, a firing crack in the ear and some paint loss around the toes (not bad); the little tusks are separate porcelain elements, removable for positioning as you wish... Somwhat cartoonish, but the hand-finishing and delicately antiqued finish show Cacciapuoti at their best.
Italy
1950s
Cacciapuoti