A Fine 20thC Dome Cased Taxidermy Specimen of a Crimson Rosella

Origin: English
Period: Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1950-80
Height: 18 inches (the whole)
Base Diameter: 9.5 inches

The well-preserved and mounted crimson rosella (Platycercus Elegans) perched on a naturalistic outcrop under a good quality late Victorian glass dome and raised on an ebonised plinth socle base with ruby red twist bordering survives in very good overall condition from middle of the twentieth century.

They said nothing of the surprise, the joy
Of finding crimson rosellas
Feeding in the morning
Under the banksia’s gift of gold and green…