American Silver and Turquoise Mounted Elephant Hide Document Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, N.Y., for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
of rectangular shape, the frame engraved with scrolling leaves and set with turquoise cabochons
11" x 6" — 28 x 15 cm.
Contains material which may be subject to import/export regulation
The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith, 2nd September, 1889, reported that the hide of the celebrated elephant, Forepaugh, had been acquired by Tiffany & Co... “It has been tanned and cleaned in Philadelphia, and will be made up by this enterprising concern into pocket-books and valises.”