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A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY CAIMAN (CAIMAN CROCODILIUS) MOUNTED AS A DUMBWAITER
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A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY DWARF CROCODILE (OSTEOLAEMUS TETRASPIS) MOUNTED AS A DUMBWAITER

LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY DWARF CROCODILE (OSTEOLAEMUS TETRASPIS) MOUNTED AS A DUMBWAITER
LATE 19TH/ EARLY 20TH CENTURY
On a mahogany base, the caiman perched on a green-leather upholstered cushion, with wine coaster in his claw engraved 'NAPPER', a brass chain around his ankle
39 in. (99 cm.) high; the base 20 x 22 in. (51 x 56 cm.) square
Special Notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
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Please note the first line description for this lot should read: `A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY DWARF CROCODILE (OSTEOLAEMUS TETRASPIS) MOUNTED AS A DUMBWAITER’.

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Lot Essay

A similar example to this was sold in these rooms, Aynhoe Park - a Modern Grand Tour, 9 October 2012, lot 135, price realised £16,250.
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