A Very Fine Early 20thC Taxidermy Long Haired Dachshund Mask on a Mahogany Shield

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Origin: English
Period: Early Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1900-25
Depth: 11 inches
Width: 9.5 inches
Height: 11.5 inches (all at extremities & shield)

The rare and very well-preserved taxidermy chestnut longhaired dachshund mask with glass eyes and in splendid overall condition, mounted on a mahogany shield and surviving from the first quarter of the twentieth century.

This little dog with ten inch clearance
Presents a ludicrous appearance,
His legs are bowed, his feet turn out,
He gives us much to laugh about.

He's two dogs long, a half dog high,
In spite of which he's quick and spry;
So at his funny build don't smirk -
It's perfect for his special work.

For Dachshund plays a hero's role
In going down a badger's hole;
A badger is a savage fighter,
A vicious scratcher and a biter.

And folks who call him "dash-hound" show
Their ignorance and do not know
That dox-hoont is his proper name
In Germany from whence he came.

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