Natural History Display Dome ~ Birds
W: 39cm (15.4")H: 52cm (20.5")D: 18cm (7.1")
A beautiful 19th century natural history collection of nine tropical birds under a glass dome.
A wonderful arrangement of taxidermy specimens featuring a stunning array of colours, perched on a naturalistic 'tree' & all housed in their original hand blown Victorian glass dome. Specimen domes like this were common in the Victorian & Edwardian era & this one is particularly attractive given its layout & resulting negative space which allows the specimens themselves to be the focal point. A super example.
Late 19th century
Wear commensurate with age, a few light marks to the dome, specimens in unusually good order showing a few minor signs of age which do not detract.
Collection in person preferred, UK courier service an option, please enquire for details. This item is not available for shipping outside the UK.