A Good Quality 20thC Dome Cased Pair of Taxidermy Rainbow Lorikeets

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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.

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