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Oval Glass Dome on Plinth D26
Oval Glass Dome on Plinth D26
Original, quality late 19th century good sized fine glass, flat sided oval shaped dome on the original wooden stand, with four turned bun feet. The remains of an old paper label is still on the glass at the base detailing "Chamberlain Naturalist Wantage". The plinth has been cleaned and repainted black, and all is complete and in good and working order. Total 16.5" tall x 14" x 8". Dome only 15" x 12.75" x 6.5".

 
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Price: 230.00


Glass Dome on Plinth D25
Original, quality late 19th century, fine glass circular dome on the original turned wooden plinth with three replacement bun feet fitted. The base has been cleaned and repainted black and all is complete and in good order. Total 16" tall, dome 14.5" x 8" and plinth 9.5" x 1.5". 
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Price: 165.00


Glass Dome on Plinth D25



Glass Dome on Plinth D24
Glass Dome on Plinth D24
Original, quality late 19th century, fine glass circular dome on the original turned wooden plinth with three bun feet. The base has been cleaned and repainted black and all is complete and in good order. Total 15" tall, dome 14" x 7.75" and plinth 8.75" x 0.75".  
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Price: 145.00


Glass Dome on Plinth D11
Original, quality, late 19th century, fine glass, cylindrical shaped dome, with the original circular plinth on three bun feet. The centre of the plinth has retained the faded velvet cover and all is complete and in good order. Plinth 7.25" x 1", dome 16.25" tall x 6", total height 17.25". 
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Price: 95.00


Glass Dome on Plinth   D11



Glass Dome on Plinth   D9
Glass Dome on Plinth D9
Original, quality, late 19th century, fine glass cylindrical dome, with a replacement oak plinth made to suit, copied from an original. The plinth is painted black and has three bun feet beneath. All is complete and in good order. Plinth 7.75" diameter x 1.25", dome 16.75" tall x 6", total height 17.5". Others similar may well be available. 
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Price: 85.00


Eel Spear ES10
Original, quality, late 18th or early 19th century, blacksmith made wrought iron eel spear. These were originally fitted to 20 foot and longer wooden shafts and used to catch eels in the sand from bridges over the river. A great example, cleaned and lacquered, complete and in good and working order. 23.5" long x 8.5" and 1.75". 
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Price: 265.00


Eel Spear   ES10



Race Horse Hoof Match Striker   MS25
Race Horse Hoof Match Striker MS25
Original, quality 1920's, race horse hoof mounted by 'Rowland Ward' for use as a match holder and striker. This superb example has faux horse hair to the rear of the hoof, a lift up cover to the top with a match holder and striker and a nickel plated on brass horseshoe. The shoe is impressed for the maker "Rowland Ward Ltd 167 Picadilly W.", the lid is engraved "Canopus 1923 / 1929" and "12 races value £2450". The hoof has been polished and the plating is rubbed in places but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order. 3" tall x 4.75" widest and 5.5" front to back.  
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Price: 265.00


Mounted Roe Deer Antlers T189
Original, quality continental well mounted pair of roe deer pricket antlers with faceplate part skull on the original oak shield. The reverse of the shield is detailed "July 45 Hamburg", and most interestingly a section of the lower jar has been mounted on the back of the shield, presumably to give an indication of the age of the beast when shot? Complete and in good order. Shield 8" x 5" x 0.5", total 9" tall x 5" and 5.25" front to back.  
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Price: 95.00


Mounted Roe Deer Antlers T189



Pair Bantams In Diorama Cabinet T187
Pair Bantams In Diorama Cabinet T187
Original, quality large oak framed glazed cabinet on a separate oak stand. This cabinet has a pair of bantams, a cock and hen on naturalistic groundwork, with a painted backpanel. All in superb condition and circa 1900. The plinth of the cabinet has been altered in places to fit the four legged stand. But otherwise all is complete and in good order. Total 63.5" tall and 34.5" x 26" front to back. Cabinet only 25.5" x 34.5" x 26" front to back.  
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Price: 1,250.00


Various Single Deer Antlers 5 available T186
Original, quality single cast red deer antlers of a good size and colour. Ideal for interior decoration or furniture assembly. Complete and in good order. 22" to 28" long. Price is for each.  
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Price: 35.00


Various Single Deer Antlers 5 available T186



Cooper Bow Front Trout   T184
Cooper Bow Front Trout T184
Original, quality, splendid Brown Trout mounted in a bow fronted glazed cabinet with glass panel sides. This speciman was mounted by "J Cooper and Sons of 26 Radnor Street, St Lukes, London EC" and his label is to the inside top right of the back panel. A detailed label is also fixed to the inside front of the cabinet with "Caught By C. A. Oakley at Fordingbridge May 27th 1919", " Weight 4.34lbs, length 21" and girth 12". A super mount all round with good groundwork as expected from this renowned taxidermist famous for his fish. We have retaped the case and repainted the exterior only, otherwise all is original. 27.5" x 13.5" tall and 5.5" front to back at centre. 
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Price: 1,250.00


Cased Game Cock T180
Original, quality, well presented, mounted game cockerel in the original glazed front wooden cabinet, circa 1900. Such a superb specimen, I am surprised not to find a trade label for the very competent taxidermist. We have re-painted the inside papered panels to tidy up some old staining, re-papered the back exterior and re-taped and painted the top, sides and underside. All is as good as it appears. A well above average speciman and a great looker. Complete and in good order. 25" tall x 23" wide and 9.5" front to back.  
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Price: 750.00


Cased Game Cock   T180



Cased Goshawk   T179
Cased Goshawk T179
Original, quality, pre-war, mounted adult Goshawk with good plumage and later recased by D Keningale. This three side glazed case is finished in green with tapered and beaded corners. A great looking specimen, with good groundwork and colour all round. Complete and in good order. I first sold this in 1994. 34.5" x 21.25" and 12" front to back.  
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Price: 950.00


Skeletal Pony Lower Leg T178
Original, quality, pre-war, preserved lower leg bone structure of probably a pony or small donkey ? This exhibit has been mounted on a black wooden plinth with an ivorine label to the reverse detailing "T.Gerrard and Co Ltd Preparers and Modeller, 48 Pentonville Road London N.I." Well presented and in good order. Plinth 5" x 5" and 0.75", total height 14.75".  
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Price: 325.00


Skeletal Pony Lower Leg   T178



Roe Deer Antlers   T169
Roe Deer Antlers T169
Pair of original, quality pre-war Roe deer prickets recently mounted on a mahogany shield shaped backboard made to suit. All is in good order. Shield 9" x 5.5" and 0.75" front to back, total 12" tall and 8.5" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Roe Deer Antlers T167
Pair of original, quality pre-war Roe deer prickets recently mounted on an oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. All is in good order. Shield 9" x 5.5" and 0.75" front to back, total 11" tall and 8" front to back.  
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Price: 65.00


Roe Deer Antlers   T167



Mounted Snowy Owl   T162
Mounted Snowy Owl T162
Original, quality 1920's, adult snowy owl superbly mounted on a rock with good groundwork and a good lifelike apparance. This specimen is mounted within a fully glazed cabinet to the four sides and top and mounted on an oak plinth with block feet. Probably the most handsome bird I have had to date and all is complete and in good order. Case 13.5" x 11.75", plinth 14.75" x 13.5", total height 28".  
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Price: 2,650.00


Mounted Gemsbuck Horns T161
Original, quality, late 19th century, pair of 'Gemsbuck' horns and part front skull on the original oak shield detailed "Gemsbuck" to the front. This shield is the 'Roland Ward' shape but it is not marked to that effect. All is complete and in good order. A substantial pair of horns even for a gemsbuck. Total 46.5" tall x 22.5" widest and 15" front, shield 12" x 10.5" and 1".  
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Price: 300.00


Mounted Gemsbuck Horns   T161



European Elk Antlers   T160
European Elk Antlers T160
Pair of original, quality 1920 's / 30's, European Elk antlers mounted on a later shield made to suit. This unusual set of antlers are distorted but a natural growth variation. The walnut shield shows some old worm damage but has been well treated. All in good order. Shield 17.5" x 13.5" and 1", total 37" wide, 22" tall and 13" front to back.  
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Price: 450.00


Spicer Mounted Hare's Foot T156
Original, hare's foot, quality mounted on an oak shield. Impressed to the reverse for "P.Spicer and Sons Leamington" and with the number "3578". The foot, in full fur, is mounted to the front above the ivorine plate detailing "Crowcombe Basset Hounds, Escob Farm, Stogumber, Oct 10th 1951. First Hare Killed By These Hounds In Somerset". A well presented piece of hunting memorabilia, very unusual to be Basset Hounds and not Beagles. Complete and in good order. Shield 8" x 5.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Spicer Mounted Hare's Foot   T156



Cased Merganser   T141
Cased Merganser T141
Original, quality, circa 1900, mounted and cased merganser. This interesting example has the bird on a rock at the waters edge, with a flat sheet of glass simulating the water's surface. The groundwork generally is good and realistic, as is the painted back cloth. The adult bird is a little faded, but is in good order otherwise and the case has been re-taped and repainted. A little different, for the ends are both partally glazed and the front of course is one glazed panel. Complete and in good order. 27.5" widest x 18" tall and 8" front to back. 
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Price: 400.00


Cased Otter T140
Original, quality, pre-war, mounted and cased juvenile otter, from the river Itchen in Hampshire, superbly mounted and cased, with very realistic groundwork and grasses. All wood case with paper covering and a glazed front. Complete and in good order. Case 24.75" x 14" x 8" front to back. 
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Price: 350.00


Cased Otter   T140



Topi Mount   T117
Topi Mount T117
Original, mounted Topi head, circa 1900. A very realistic mount, probably by Rowland Ward, but not marked and in fine condition. Back mount 19" x 11", head 35" high x 16" wide and 23" front to back. 
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Price: 385.00


Pair of Soemmerings Gazelle Horns T99
Original, quality pair of Soemmerings Gazelle horns with part skull, circa 1900, on the original oak backboard. The part skull has been painted and all is complete and in good order. A super paper label for the Taxidermist is still affixed to the reverse of the shield and details 'Preserved by A. Ford, Taxidermist & Naturalist, 108 Bloomsbury St. Birmingham'. Shield 9" x 5.5", total height 10.5", total width 6.6" and 7" front to back.  
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Price: 75.00


Pair of Soemmerings Gazelle Horns    T99


Impala Mounted Head    T85Impala Mounted Head T85
Original, quality, 1920's, Impala head and neck mount with horns, on the original oak shield with a wrought iron hanging loop to the top. All is in super condition and very life like. Shield 25" x 15.5", total height 44" and 20.5" front to back.  


Price: 485.00

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