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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 312

    A TAXIDERMY CASED DABCHICK (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

    MOUNTED BY P.SPICER & SONS, LEAMINGTON, DATED 1933

    Price Realised  

    A TAXIDERMY CASED DABCHICK (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
    MOUNTED BY P.SPICER & SONS, LEAMINGTON, DATED 1933
    Shown in a painted display case with foliage, inscribed to rockwork 'P.Spicer & Sons/Leamington/1933' and with paper label to reverse 'Linsley Brothers/GUN MAKERS/TAXIDERMISTS AND FURRIERS/91, ALBION STRRET/LEEDS', further inscribed in pencil 'Died.. 1933.. Harewood Lake'
    15 in. (38 cm.) high; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) wide; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) deep
    Together with a late Victorian taxidermy cased Quayle (Coturnix coturnix)
    12¼ in. (31 cm.) high; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20.3 cm.) deep;
    and late Victorian taxidermy case with pair of Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
    12½ in. (31.7 cm.) high; 10½ in. (26.6 cm.) wide; 5¼ in. (13.3 cm.) deep (3)


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