Favourite studio object

Joe Madeira, founder of the newly opened London Gallery The Art Cabin is currently putting together artist's biog pages that feature the transcript from recent interviews. Just thought I'd share one answer to a question - What is your favourite studio object? - my studio is peppered with Britains plastic Zoo animals and my favourite find was a boxed African Elephant with wooden tusks from the 1960s - actually the box is quite a find also.