Stoke-on- Trent, Staffordshire. 1882 And 1883.
Of majolica. Each vase upper section of globular form and decorated with the Minton pattern No. 1643 G, centered by butterflies within shaped roundels and mounted to the sides with a pair of koi fish head and ring handles. The feet of scrolling chinoiserie pattern. The stands with circular stepped tops are each supported by three massive elephant heads with upturned trunk, divided at the apron by a pierced Chinese character "Lu". The whole supported by a complex fretted stretcher. In excellent condition; the ends of the tusks restored.