Animals not my thing but another of this morning's bits and bobs that couldn't resist......... the moulding is very good and can't imagine pieces with an extremity like this trunk will remain complete for too long.
Not the remotest idea as to origin or maker, could be tat of course - not old I'm sure - and the mark is very small (2.0 - 2.5 mm high) - in relief and placed toward the rear of the plinth and about half way down ... it reads either 1X or possibly IX.
Maximum height is almost 6 inches (about 150 mm).
Hope someone mighty know a little about this one please. thanks.