A member of Pottery Collector on Facebook told me that he believes it to be Royal Dux, and that it sometimes had a man riding on the elephant's back. In any case, I believe it to have been made during the Edwardian era, c.
Overall, in very good condition, without large chips, and also no hairlines, no repairs. However, there are numerous small nicks and scuffs. I have photographed as many of these as possible. There are several on his left ear, one on his right ear, teensy bumps to the ends of his tusks, a few nicks to some of his feet (the largest illustrated), a tiny scuff on his spine and another nearby but lower on the right side.None of them are very large or obvious, and their restoration would be easy work for a professional to accomplish. I'm Mark Bassett, author and collector.
I also recommend the group Pottery Collector on Facebook. Great place for beginners and advanced collectors to mingle and learn more about American art pottery. As an American Art Pottery Association (AAPA) member, I abide by their Code of Ethics.
Please let me know within 3 days, if you want to return the piece. The item "Weller Art Pottery Muskota Amphora Austria Royal Dux Large Elephant Sculpture" is in sale since Friday, April 9, 2021.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Weller". The seller is "artpotteryshop" and is located in Lakewood, Ohio.This item can be shipped to United States.