A Fantastic Group of Eight Early 20thC Mounted Natural History Specimens c.1910-20

£1,300.00
Origin: English
Period: Early 20thC
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1910-1920
The Largest: 15” wide x 11” high x 16” deep
The Smallest: 2.75” square x 3.5” high
Other measurements available on request

The beautiful collection of eight mixed natural history specimens each rod mounted on an ebonised circular plinth stands, with some bearing paper label inventory numbers, comprising two coral examples; one being particularly large, two Starfish, two papier-mâché Toadstools, and two dinosaur interest specimens, all surviving from the first quarter of twentieth century England.

In largely good order, there is light general wear commensurate with age mainly to the stands. The large acropora coral specimen has some expected losses and a repair to one section which is visible from the underside. The toadstools have small areas of flaked loss.

The eight specimens offered are as follows:

-    White Starfish (Asteroidea)
-    Horned Starfish (Protoreaster Nodosus)
-     Cycloseris Disc Coral
-     Fly Agaric Papier-mâché & Composition Toadstool (Amanita muscaria)
-     Fly Agaric (Mature) Papier-mâché  & Composition Toadstool (Amanita muscaria)
-     Large Specimen of Acropora Coral
-    Dinosaur Coprolite
-     Unidentified Dinosaur Egg (Cross Section)

A wonderful way to add instant curiosity to tabletop or cabinet.

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