Origin: English Period: Mid Twentieth Century Provenance: Unknown Date: c.1950-80 Height: 14 inches (the whole) Base Diameter: 8.75 inches
The well preserved and mounted pair of rainbow lorikeets (Race Moluccanus) perched on a naturalistic outcrop under a good quality late Victorian glass dome and raised on an ebonised plinth socle base survives in very good overall condition from middle of the twentieth century.
There’s no such thing as a nice shade of brown I don’t want a pastel or grey coloured crown Purple, that’s more like it, and not in tones muted Bright orange and yellow is to what I’m much better suited “Less is more!” What feather brain uttered those words? A sparrow or a wren, those dull, drab speckled birds I’m bright and I’m bold, decked out in every hue Watch me, in Technicolor, it’s a spectacular view Glimpse a flash of my feathers and you’ll gasp in amazement Get used to it, pick your jaw off the pavement…
Rainbow Lorikeets are monogamous and pair for life.