A Wall Mountable Mid 20thC Continental Taxidermy Black Squirrel

Origin: Bavarian
Period: Early/Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1940-60
Height: 11.75 inches

Presenting the continental wall mounted model of a black squirrel in an animated pose, holding a walnut and mounted on a naturalistic branch.

In Praise of the Walnut by Tatsuji Miyoshi

Its shell is tough, yet
As I roll it in my finger tips I hear a voice
The voice is faint, and seems to laugh
How fascinating the walnut is
It holds richness within
So does good poetry
A squirrel knows this well
He puts two hands together and worships
He prays and eats
When he finishes eating – a flash
He's lightning – he is gone…