A Fantastic Group of Eight Early 20thC Mounted Natural History Specimens c.1910-20


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Object Description

The beautiful collection of eight mixed natural history specimens each rod mounted on an ebonised circular plinth stands, with some bearing paper label inventory numbers, comprising two coral examples; one being particularly large, two Starfish, two papier-mâché Toadstools, and two dinosaur interest specimens, all surviving from the first quarter of twentieth century England.

Object History


Object Literature

The eight specimens offered are as follows:

– White Starfish (Asteroidea)
– Horned Starfish (Protoreaster Nodosus)
– Cycloseris Disc Coral
– Fly Agaric Papier-mâché & Composition Toadstool (Amanita muscaria)
– Fly Agaric (Mature) Papier-mâché & Composition Toadstool (Amanita muscaria)
– Large Specimen of Acropora Coral
– Dinosaur Coprolite
– Unidentified Dinosaur Egg (Cross Section)

A wonderful way to add instant curiosity to tabletop or cabinet.

Object Condition

In largely good order, there is light general wear commensurate with age mainly to the stands. The large acropora coral specimen has some expected losses and a repair to one section which is visible from the underside. The toadstools have small areas of flaked loss.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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