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PostSubject: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:09 pm

The excellent topic Elephas_maximus made about the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] encouraged me to show you a small walkaround of another Clairet beauty: The Asian elephant !

I can't tell you his name, but maybe Andrew will help us  Wink .

This model was produced for the first time in 1955. Together with an Asian elephant with raised trunk, they were also used in Tiger hunt scenes with a Cornac and hunter.

Here are some pics of the zoo basal model  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:35 pm

Wonderful little elephant! I enjoyed your good pics cheers sunny Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:56 am

Ohh, Christoph, you lucky collector  cheers 

They are gorgeous ! WOW ! Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:06 am

Very beautieful old elephant(s)!! Thanks for the pics Kiki

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:04 pm

Excellent post Christophe, thank you for the wonderful pictures.  The group picture is very helpful for me to see the size of the model.  After seeing this figure from all angles I definitely need this model for my collection!  

I also have the "skinny" trunk up elephant shown but mines is in ivory colour, the sculpting on this figure is not nearly as nice as the bigger Indian elephant.

The old zoo records I have are incomplete, I'm not able to identify a possible real life model for this figure.  I know it is definitely not Siam as he arrived at Vincennes in 1964.  There was an adult bull Indian at Vincennes from the late 1930s until 1969 but I'm unable to find any pictures of this animal.
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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:53 am

Lovely elephant and beautiful walk around photos Christophe!!! Thank you for sharing! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:17 pm

Gorgeous!! Great walk around Christophe!
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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:09 pm

Thank you, thank you my friends  Very Happy 

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Excellent post Christophe, thank you for the wonderful pictures.  The group picture is very helpful for me to see the size of the model.  After seeing this figure from all angles I definitely need this model for my collection!  

I also have the "skinny" trunk up elephant shown but mines is in ivory colour, the sculpting on this figure is not nearly as nice as the bigger Indian elephant.  

The old zoo records I have are incomplete, I'm not able to identify a possible real life model for this figure. I know it is definitely not Siam as he arrived at Vincennes in 1964.  There was an adult bull Indian at Vincennes from the late 1930s until 1969 but I'm unable to find any pictures of this animal.

I was sure you would fall in love with this one  Wink 

Of course, for an elephant specialist as you are, the skinny standart elephant is less interesting, nevertheless it is still IMHO a "Artdeco" little jewel.

So if you don't know the name of the elephant, I guess it will stay a mystery. I was really amazed that you found the name of the African elephant. Since the zoo is opened again, we will have new books about it ?


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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:42 pm

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Thanks for the walk-a-round and the interesting information Christophe. I have never seen Clairet animals in real life before and the set you have has realistic animated poses. All are wonderful and hopefully I will be lucky and see some soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:05 pm

Thank you Chris, it matters you like them  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:08 pm

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Thank you Chris, it matters you like them  Very Happy 

They are amazing models Christophe.  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:03 pm

Wonderfull models my friend! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:25 pm

Thank you Willy Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:03 pm

Bienvenue! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:40 pm

I love Clairet! ... the company, of course! Very Happy
That picture with the group is very special and acentuate all the rich poses and expressiveness of these figures. Pure art! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:03 pm

François Clairet had a great talent, he was able to create small stylised toys which capture the very essence of the animals they represent. That's why this brand have a very special place on my shelves and in my heart.

It is also fun to read comments like "Wonderful little elephant!", of course I appreciate the comment and this elephant is small compared to a Playmobil. Though, when I have it in hand, it looks huge, very huge, the sculpting is so excellent you can feel it is a tall and heavy animal.

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:36 pm

I love Clairet even more then the other French brands for their very nice art-deco style.
And you have to love art-deco like me for that!

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:15 pm

You have very good taste Willy cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:15 pm

Thank you my friend, i know, haha. But not everything from France is that good, but Art-Deco, ohlala... cheers bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:11 pm

Yes I know, a piece of Roquefort on an Art Déco plate for Willy Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:30 am

Oh i just love Roquefort, the best of blue cheeses in the world!

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:40 am

A good bread, a good bottle of white wine, a Roquefort and good friends... What else? sunny

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:40 pm

When you change the kind of alcohol, i could live very well with that! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:23 pm

Shocked alcohol? Where? Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Clairet Asian elephant: A walkaround by Kikimalou   Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:14 pm

Alcowhat??? Shocked Laughing drunken

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