A Fine Quality Contemporary Taxidermy Crow on Ebonised Plinth


Origin: English
Period: 21st Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.2008
Height: 24.75 inches (the whole)
Base Diameter: 11 inches

The stuffed and mounted crow perched on a mossy naturalistic covered post under a Victorian style glass dome, raised on an ebonised plinth socle base, bearing a label inscribed "Crow Valley Hazelwood 31st December 2008" is preserved and presented in the highest order.

The Raven (exert)
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!
—Edgar Allan Poe