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Field Visit

Date 9 November 1999

Event ID 613200

Category Recording

Type Field Visit


Silhouette of elephant holding a teacup in its trunk. The elephant, cut out of solid metal, teacup as open wire image, is suspended from a metal pole at right angles above "Elephant House". The elephant's eyes, ears and harness are drawn in wire on top of sheet metal cut-out.

In 1954 Iain Fraser brought back the elephant as a present. He lived in Asia for many years and has a collection of about 1000 elephants. Original elephant in Bagel Shop, 37 Marshall St, EH8 9BJ. No name, just "The elephant."

Inspected By : D. King

Inscriptions : None

Signatures : None

Design period : 1996

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN0705)

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