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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 309

    A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY CASED KESTREL (Falco tinnunculus)

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY CASED KESTREL (Falco tinnunculus)
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Mounted in a glazed display case with foliage, the reverse with pencil inscription 'Kestral/Caught by J.D.Colson/near Loscombe/September 1874'
    15 in. (38 cm.) high; 13 in. (33 cm.) wide; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) deep
    Together with late Victorian taxidermy cased Sparrow Hawk (Accipiter nisus), late 19th century, with paper label to front 'Deposited by Mr Hilier, Devizes'
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) high; 11¾ in. (30 cm.) wide; 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) deep
    and a Victorian taxidermy cased Scops Owl (Otus scops), 19th century
    12 in. (30.5 cm.) high; 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide; 6 in. (15 cm.) deep (3)


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