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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 326

    A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY CASE OF TWO PURPLE SANDPIPERS (Calidris maritima)

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY CASE OF TWO PURPLE SANDPIPERS (Calidris maritima)
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Mounted in a glazed display case with rockwork, the reverse with pencil inscription 'Purple Sandpiper/Stormness Orkney Isles/Oct 12th 97'
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high; 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) wide; 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) deep
    Together with a late Victorian taxidermy case of two Corncrake (Crex crex)
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) wide; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) deep (2)


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