Leather Elephant by Deru

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A half-century ago, a German company called Deru made beautifully crafted figures of various animals with an imaginative, origami-like technique of crimping, cutting, folding, sewing, and riveting a single piece of cognac-colored natural leather. Deru animals, which were once retailed in the USA at luxury stores like Georg Jensen, are now quite hard to find, and of the various "species" produced, the elephant was the finest (this is an example of the larger of the two elephant figures made). The way a manipulated piece of leather can so accurately and expressively capture elephantness is an amazing thing to behold. A lovable object!

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    8.75 in. H x 11 in. W x 5.5 in. D
    22 cm H x 28 cm W x 14 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU80911080756
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2005

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Los Angeles, CA

Associations:
  • 20th Century Specialists

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