News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Each tusk weighing around 190lbs and standing nearly 9 feet high were found by the owner of a factory which until 2000 had manufactured pianos.
The world’s biggest pair of tusks are owned by Queen Elisabeth II and are on permanent display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The second largest are privately owned and are part of the famous Powell-Cotton collection in Kent.
The auctioneer, Nicholas Holt, said it was unusual to find tusks of such uniform size as normally one tusk is larger and longer than the other. It is believed the elephant was shot in 1970 in Tanzania.
The buyer is thought to be an American who has two Tanzanian safari parks. The authorities have yet to grant a licence for the tusks to be exported back to African
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