A Fine Contemporary Taxidermy Crow Mounted on an Edwardian Period Top Hat

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Origin: English
Period: 21st Century & Edwardian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: The Mount c.2013, the Hat c.1900
Height: 24.5 inches (the whole, at maximum)
Hat Diameter: 11 inches (at maximum)

The well-preserved and mounted adult crow specimen with its wings spread is perched on a tatty Edwardian period collapsible black silk top hat.

But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking.
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore –
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore?

~Edgar Allan Poe

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