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Dimensions: H 10.5 in. W 9 in. D 10.5 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Natural Fiber, Plaster, Wood
Important and Rare Italian Memento Mori Plaster Sc...
Antique 1880s Italian Sculptures
Natural Fiber, Plaster, Wood
An important and rare Italian Wunderkammer Memento Mori plaster sculpture, depicting a skull covered with natural specimen of butterflies wings. With the original show case made out of ...
Dimensions: H 12.6 in. W 8.27 in. D 8.27 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Limoges Porcelain Vase with Skulls by Alexandre Ni...
Alexandre Nicolas
2010s French Porcelain
Limoges porcelain vase. Unique piece, signed Alexandre Nicolas, dated 2013 and numbered 1/1.     
19th Century Polished Agate Specimen
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 5.5 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Agate
19th Century Polished Agate Specimen
Early 20th Century Scottish Organic Modern Curiosities
Agate
A 19th century polished agate specimen now mounted on a contemporary stand possible Scottish.
Small Coffin Model between 1930 and 1950
Dimensions: H 20.08 in. W 5.91 in. D 5.31 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Small Coffin Model between 1930 and 1950
20th Century French Curiosities
Galvanized metal. The top of the lid is in black lacquer paint. The cross, the handles and and the clamping balls are in patinated bronze. The interior is upholstered in pink color silk...
Pair of Framed Lapidarium
Dimensions: H 20 in. W 22.5 in. D 2 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Pair of Framed Lapidarium
21st Century and Contemporary Wall-mounted Sculptures
A set of 18 ancient marble specimens mounted and framed as a pair of Lapidarium. The recent gilt frames painted to simulate marble.
Dimensions: H 2.25 in. W 3.5 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Okimono of a Skull with a Snake, Hawk and Monkeys,...
Antique 19th Century Japanese Curiosities
A carved stag antler okimono of a scene with a skull with entwined snake, surmounted by a hawk and flanked by a pair of monkeys. Skulls were often included in cabinets of curiosities...
Dimensions: H 14.5 in. Dm 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Glass, Wood
Natural Wunderkammer Diorama with Butterflies and ...
Antique 1880s Italian Sculptures
Glass, Wood
A Diorama with natural Wunderkammer Specimens of butterflies leaned over flowering tree branches willing over moss. The Specimens are mounted inside a little glass dome over a lite blue...
Decorated Coyote Skull / Art Accessory
Dimensions: H 6 in. W 8.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Dealer Location: Atlanta, GA
Materials & Techniques: Bone, Coral, Crystal, Shell
Decorated Coyote Skull / Art Accessory
Interi
Antique 18th Century Sculptures
Bone, Coral, Crystal, Shell
Coyote skull decorated with polished fossil coral, fossil shells, and crystal points on an 18th century fragment base, on a Lucite base.
Theatre De La Mode Haute Couture Postcards from French Exhibition
Dimensions: H 3.5 in. W 5.5 in. D 0.1 in.
Dealer Location: Hamilton, CA
Theatre De La Mode Haute Couture Postcards from Fr...
Vintage 1940s More Antique and Vintage Finds
Theatre De La Mode haute couture postcards from French exhibition. 12 postcards each individually signed by unidentified autograph. Free shipping within the United States and Can...
Dimensions: H 13.5 in. W 8 in. D 9 in.
Dealer Location: Aurora, OR
Materials & Techniques: Aluminum
Mid-Century Halloween Mask Molds
Vintage 1940s American More Antique and Vintage Finds
Aluminum
A set of three Halloween mask molds manufactured by Bayshore Industries out of Elkton, MD in 1949-1950. These cast aluminum molds are for three different characters and were most likely...
Dimensions: H 3.5 in. W 3 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Vienna, AT
Materials & Techniques: Lead
Rare and Decorative Memento Mori Lead Skull, 18th ...
Antique Mid-18th Century Austrian Other Models and Miniatures
Lead
18th century, cast lead depicting a human Skull model.
Rare Pair Of Coral Branches.
Dimensions: H 13 in. W 8.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Wood, Coral
Rare Pair Of Coral Branches.
Antique 19th Century Italian Sculptures
Wood, Coral
Pair of branches of Mediterranean coral, mounted on early golden painted wooden bases ( XVIII cent.). Italy, end of XIX cent.
Dimensions: H 20.08 in. W 25.2 in. D 11.81 in.
Dealer Location: Amsterdam, NL
Materials & Techniques: Amboyna
A Swiss Amboyna 'bells-in-sight' Cylinder Animated...
Antique 19th Century Swiss Napoleon III Musical Instruments
Amboyna
with eight melodies and dancers, coin operated.
Exceptional Ammonite Fossil from Canada
Dimensions: H 10.24 in. W 8.66 in. D 1.18 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Exceptional Ammonite Fossil from Canada
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Curiosities
Ammonite, Placenticeras meeki Mesozoic (135-65 Ma; Lower Cretaceous), about 70 million years. Formation - Bearpaw formation Alberta, Canada. These colorful ammonites are found only in a...
Dimensions: H 5.5 in. Dm 5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Blown Glass, Brass
Curiosity Vessels by Lindsey Adelman
Lindsey Adelman
21st Century and Contemporary American Vases and Vessels
Blown Glass, Brass
Curiosity Vessel by Lindsey Adelman is part of her "Dusk to Dawn" collection in which Adelman explores her dark side with a series of works influenced by 19th century ornamentation and ...
Dimensions: H 21.26 in. W 12.2 in. D 17.32 in.
Dealer Location: Haarlem, NL
Fine Taxidermy Study 'Northern Helmeted Curassow' ...
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Sculptures
This fine taxidermy characteristic Northern Helmeted Curassow on a marble base is one of the works that are currently on loan for display at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Therefor no...
Pair of Rare Wunderkammer Large-Sized Scientific L...
Antique 1870s French Curiosities
Pair of rare Wunderkammer large sized scientific lenses. France 1870
Carved Fossilized Coral Medusa Skull
Dimensions: H 12 in. W 6 in. D 6 in.
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Materials & Techniques: Coral, Wool
Carved Fossilized Coral Medusa Skull
21st Century and Contemporary Asian Curiosities
Coral, Wool
Hand carved fossilized coral skull with snakes on wood and iron stand. Measurements include stand.
19th Century English Memento Mori Skull Snuff Container
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 1.57 in. D 0.98 in.
Dealer Location: BAY AREA, CA
Materials & Techniques: Silver
19th Century English Memento Mori Skull Snuff Cont...
Unknown
Antique Mid-19th Century British Victorian Curiosities
Silver
Offered by Joe Loux. This is an articulated snuff container, a memento Mori. As shown in the images, the jaw and the cranium open. The movement of the jaw animates this miniature scu...
Dimensions: H 23.64 in. W 17.73 in. D 17.73 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Armillary Sphere by Ernst Schotte & Co. Berlin
Antique 19th Century German Globes
Very rare astronomical instrument, iron and paper, for didactic use: it’s an armillary sphere and sundial together, signed “Verlag von Ernst Schotte & Co. Berlin W.” (edited by Ernst Sc...
Beautiful 40 Draw Oak Cabinet
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 11 in. W 38 in. D 17 in.
Dealer Location: Peekskill, NY
Beautiful 40 Draw Oak Cabinet
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Cabinets
The proportions of this 1800s cabinet are perfect. The 17 inch depth makes this very useable. It may have been a printer or museum specimen cabinet and is perfect for displaying all typ...
Dimensions: H 14.17 in. Dm 6.18 in.
Dealer Location: Haarlem, NL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Mahogany, Paper
Studies Collection by Sinke & van Tongeren
Sinke & Van Tongeren
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Taxidermy
Brass, Mahogany, Paper
These studies were made by Darwin, Sinke and van Tongeren for all sorts of reasons to support their Fine Taxidermy objects. Each study is numbered and signed. Left: J. Red-cowled c...
Collection of Exotic Rare Butterflies
Dimensions: H 11.5 in. W 14 in. D 2.5 in.
Dealer Location: San Francisco, CA
Materials & Techniques: Glass
Collection of Exotic Rare Butterflies
Early 2000s Brazilian Taxidermy
Glass
Collection of exotic rare Butterflies from South America in a soft collector's case with glass.
Complete Gorgosaurus Cast
Dimensions: H 7 ft. 6.6 in. W 24 ft. 7.3 in. D 6 ft. 6.7 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Complete Gorgosaurus Cast
Antique 15th Century and Earlier American Curiosities
About Dale Rogers Since 1986 Dale has been sourcing the most unique fossils and minerals from around the world and through his company Dale Rogers Ammonite has been supplying leading...
Two 19th Century Medical Lithographies
Dimensions: H 24.21 in. W 29.13 in. D 1.18 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Two 19th Century Medical Lithographies
Antique Late 19th Century French Drawings
'Une Leçon de Velpeau' by Pirodon after Augustin Feyen-Perrin and 'Claude Bernard' painted by L. Lhermitte. Lemercier & Cie printer-Paris. Contemporary framing.
Dimensions: H 15.35 in. W 23.62 in. D 9.84 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Air Pump Type Fleuss dated to Early 1900s
Early 20th Century Scientific Instruments
Air pump type Fleuss dated back to the early 1900; on a brass label it is written "Don de Messieur Courdouan et Brun 1928". This type of pumps were often used for modify the air of inca...
Dimensions: H 8.25 in. W 9 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Austin, TX
A Khmer Bronze Figure of Prajnaparamita with Eleve...
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Cambodian Sculptures
The embodiment of transcendental wisdom, Prajnaparamita is often referred to as the mother of all Buddhas. In this extremely rare tantric form, she is portrayed seated in the half l...
Dimensions: H 8 in. W 9 in. D 2.5 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Group of scientific samples of Piranha ( Serrasalm...
Antique 19th Century Italian Taxidermy
Wood
Over ebonized fruitwood bases are displayed the natural specimen of 3 Piranha fish ( Serrasalmus Brandtii ). Sold also separately, the price is referred to each single one of the grou...
Dimensions: H 24.02 in. W 21.26 in. D 2.36 in.
Dealer Location: Madrid, ES
Materials & Techniques: Bronze, Marble
Fine French Empire Frame Gilt Bronze with Specimen...
Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Sculptures
Bronze, Marble
Fine French Empire frame gilt bronze with specimen marble. Beautifully chiseled and gilded. France. Early 19th. Century
Three Mortuary Plaster Casts
Dimensions: H 14.37 in. W 22.64 in. D 13.58 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Materials & Techniques: Plaster
Three Mortuary Plaster Casts
Antique 19th Century French Models and Miniatures
Plaster
Three mortuary plaster casts of Jean-Baptiste SIREY: - of the head from the front, marked at the base of the neck 'molded 48 hours after his death' - of the back of the head - o...
Dimensions: H 39 in. W 38.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Dealer Location: West Palm Beach, FL
French 18th Century Louis XIV Style Boulle Specime...
Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Cabinets
A spectacular and high quality French 18th century Louis XIV st. Boulle specimen cabinet. The cabinet is raised by four square tapered supports with ormolu sabots and top ormolu mounts....
Dimensions: H 47.24 in. D 4 ft. 11.1 in.
Dealer Location: Oxfordshire, GB
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Resin
Bronzed Rhino - A Scale Model Rhinoceros Head by B...
Based Upon
British British Colonial Contemporary Art
Metal, Resin
Resin moulded scale model of a rhino head finished in liquid bronze with natural patination. A 'Modern Grand Tour' Edition piece by Based Upon for James Perkins Studio 2012. Measur...
Finely Painted Late 17th c. Flemish Baroque Cabinet
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 9 in. W 35 in. D 16 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bone, Oil Paint, Wood
Finely Painted Late 17th c. Flemish Baroque Cabine...
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Belgian Baroque Cabinets
Bone, Oil Paint, Wood
Dating to the turn of the eighteenth century, this Flemish cabinet is composed of ebonized wood inlaid with floral bone trim over four tall swirled legs joined by a forked stretcher. Th...
Dimensions: H 5 in. Dm 1.75 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Edwardian 9-Carat Gold Magnifying Glass
Early 20th Century English Edwardian Desk Accessories
Edwardian, 9-carat gold (unmarked, but tested) magnifying glass, England, circa 1910. Measures: 5 1/4" long x 1 3/4" diameter (of magnifying glass itself). Engine turned design. May als...
Two Early 20th Century Laboratory Tables
Dimensions: H 33.46 in. W 8 ft. 10.3 in. D 23.62 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Two Early 20th Century Laboratory Tables
Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables
Oak with tray covered with faience tiles. Five drawers on each table sides (ten per table). The drawers are painted with numbers. Time patina on the legs. Some tiles uprisings on tab...
Dimensions: H 25.5 in. Dm 10.5 in.
Dealer Location: Vienna, AT
19th Century Fluid-Preserved Bat Specimen
Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Taxidermy
In glass jar, with old inventory label in German language (Fledermaus) and numbered 91.
Dimensions: H 13 in. W 11 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Steel
English Civil War Parliamentary Helmet
Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Historical Memorabilia
Steel
English, circa 1640's Roundhead (Parliamentary) helmet. Made of mill-rolled steel and riveted construction. It has a 'lobster tail' articulated neck guard and adjustable nasal guard sec...
Taxidermy, Zebra
Dimensions: H 39 in. W 13 in. D 30 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Zebra Hide
Taxidermy, Zebra
Vintage 1980s South African Modern Taxidermy
Zebra Hide
Vintage zebra taxidermy. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 15.75 in. W 13.78 in. D 19.69 in.
Dealer Location: Haarlem, NL
Materials & Techniques: Marble, Wood
Fine Taxidermy Squirrel Monkey & Green Aracari by ...
Sinke & Van Tongeren
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Victorian Taxidermy
Marble, Wood
Composition of a Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri sciureus) and a Green Aracari (Pteroglossus viridis). Situated on a wood and marble plinth. This object is a reference to 18th century still...
Dimensions: H 9.75 in. W 7.5 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Wood, Glass, Wax
Rare German Anatomic Wax Model for Class Depicting...
Early 20th Century German Models and Miniatures
Wood, Glass, Wax
In a black wooden case, a beautiful wax anatomic model for class, depicting a human head dissection, made out of colored wax. A scrapped head show the muscles, nervs, veins apparatus, e...
Mounted Quartz Crystal Slice
Dimensions: H 26.38 in. W 34.65 in. D 9.84 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Mounted Quartz Crystal Slice
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Brazilian Curiosities
Exceptional mounted Quartz slice from Brazil. Mounted on a handmade steel base the piece can also be easily removed for use on other projects such as table furniture or wall mounting. ...
Educational Zoology Board by Dr Paul Pfurtscheller
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 8.7 in. W 4 ft. 3.2 in. D 1.18 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Educational Zoology Board by Dr Paul Pfurtscheller...
Dr. Paul Pfurtscheller
Vintage 1930s Austrian Scientific Instruments
'Myriopoda. Lithobius'. Circa 1930 Dr. Paul Pfurtscheller (1902-1953), Austrian zoologist. Board dimension: 130cm x 144cm. Good condition.
Ammonite Fossil from Morocco
Dimensions: H 24 in. W 20 in. D 8.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Ammonite Fossil from Morocco
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Moroccan Sculptures
Ammonites are invertebrates and extinct members of the subclass Ammonoidea, class Cephalopoda. Ammonites began appearing during the Middle Devonian period about 400 million years ago th...
Orbicular Granite
Dimensions: H 12.6 in. W 7.48 in. D 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Orbicular Granite
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Malagasy Curiosities
About Dale Rogers Since 1986 Dale has been sourcing the most unique fossils and minerals from around the world and through his company Dale Rogers Ammonite has been supplying leading...
Dimensions: H 3.75 in. W 2.75 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Carrara Marble
Important and Rare Italian Memento Mori
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Italian Sculptures
Carrara Marble
An important and rare Italian Memento Mori sculpture, made out of white Carrara marble, depicting a Vanitas of a child.
Dimensions: H 11.41 in. W 6.29 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
French Mercury Thermometer, Early 1900
Early 20th Century French Scientific Instruments
French mercury thermometer with the centigrade scale mounted on a chromium-plated brass plate and placed in an elegant vulcanite frame printed with columns and floral motifs like the fa...
Dimensions: W 10.5 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Bone
A Cool Crocodile or Alligator Skull on Custom Stan...
Vintage 1960s Sculptures
Bone
Mounted on a custom made stand, this alligator or crocodile skull bears an inscription: "Who Enters Here Leaves Hope Behind"
Natural Coral Carved Memento Mori Skull
Dimensions: H 4.25 in. W 5.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Materials & Techniques: Coral, Pyrite
Natural Coral Carved Memento Mori Skull
21st Century and Contemporary Curiosities
Coral, Pyrite
A beautifully hand carved natural coral Memento Mori human skull adorned with a pyrite halo crown.
Large Madagascar Specimen Quartz and Carbon Geode
Dimensions: H 7 in. W 15 in. D 11 in.
Dealer Location: Frenchtown, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Quartz, Wood
Large Madagascar Specimen Quartz and Carbon Geode
20th Century Malagasy Organic Modern Sculptures
Quartz, Wood
Large Madagascar Specimen Quartz and Carbon Geode, amazing natural formation with organic carbon formations, Museum specimen quality. With ebonized plinth base. The Specimen quartz is ...
Rare Ostlingoceras Ammonite
Dimensions: H 15.75 in. W 12.99 in. D 6.3 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Rare Ostlingoceras Ammonite
Antique 15th Century and Earlier French Curiosities
Extremely rare Ostlingoceras Ammonte from Southern France. This specimen has been prepared by one of the finest fossil preparers in the world and has retained the striking appearance of...
Midcentury Oblong White Coral Specimen
Dimensions: H 3.94 in. W 10.24 in. D 4.72 in.
Dealer Location: Barcelona, ES
Materials & Techniques: Coral
Midcentury Oblong White Coral Specimen
Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Coral
Gorgeous vintage white coral specimen with molusk form in excellent vintage condition. Beautiful shape useful for decoration or as a jewerly stand. Avaliable other coral specimen. P...
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 2.8 in. W 7 ft. 6.6 in. D 4.72 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Astronomical Telescope signed W. Gilbert & Sons Lo...
W. Gilbert & Sons
Antique 19th Century British Scientific Instruments
Astronomical telescope, wood and brass, splayed shaped, signed W. Gilbert & Sons London, early 1800. Focusing with one extension and rack. Original oak wooden tripod. Very good conditio...
Dimensions: H 13 in. W 17 in. D 15.5 in.
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Materials & Techniques: Bone
Huge Fossil Skull of a Bear Encased in a Custom Gl...
Late 20th Century German Taxidermy
Bone
Receive our new selections direct from 1stdibs by email each week. Please click Follow Dealer below and see them first! A substantial, boldly mounted bear skull encased in a custom g...
Dimensions: H 0.79 in. W 3.74 in. D 0.2 in.
Dealer Location: Milan, IT
Materials & Techniques: Gold
Gold Box with Medical Set English Manufacture End ...
Antique 19th Century British More Antique and Vintage Finds
Gold
Antique medical set, that includes an embossed gold small box, with a small thermometer and a pencil. English manufacture, end of the XIX century. Very good condition. Length cm 9.5 - i...
Conchology Collection, circa 1930
Dimensions: H 24.8 in. W 20.08 in. D 16.14 in.
Dealer Location: Saint-Ouen, FR
Materials & Techniques: Oak, Glass
Conchology Collection, circa 1930
Vintage 1930s French Curiosities
Oak, Glass
Presented in a oak and ebonised wood glass drawers museum unit.
Dimensions: H 16 in. W 33 in. D 8 in.
Dealer Location: Palm Beach, FL
Victorian Taxidermy Chinese Pheasant
20th Century English Victorian Taxidermy
Here is a Victorian taxidermy pheasant with attitude. This bird is decked out in royal colored feathers of deep red and gold with a touch of brown with a graceful arched tail in brown a...
Dimensions: H 10.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
African Colonial Folk Art Figures
Antique 19th Century Mozambican Folk Art Sculptures
Wood
This pair of seated male figures, carved of light-hued wood and treated with pokerwork details, depicts two colonial administrators. With the advent of colonization, African carvers b...
Dimensions: H 8 in. W 9 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Dunhill Root Briars Wood Specimen
Alfred Dunhill
Vintage 1940s British Tobacco Accessories
Wood
A large cross section of root briar wood used by Dunhill to make their root briar pipes. Root briar is considered one of the highest grades of Dunhill pipes and is known for it's exqui...
Mounted Agate Slice
Antique 18th Century and Earlier Brazilian Sculptures
A large polished agate slice. This Brazilian agate has two interesting dimensions to it: serene blue-grey bands and quartz crystal through the centre of the piece. Believed to be Hundr...
Dimensions: H 14.57 in. Dm 5.71 in.
Dealer Location: Haarlem, NL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Mahogany, Paper
Studies Collection by Sinke & van Tongeren
Sinke & Van Tongeren
21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Taxidermy
Brass, Mahogany, Paper
These studies were made by Darwin, Sinke and van Tongeren for all sorts of reasons to support their Fine Taxidermy objects. Each study is numbered and signed. Left: D. Black-spotte...