Original Early 20th Century Mounted Swordfish Bill
Elegant genuine swordfish bill mounted on a stand. Sculptural with a lovely smooth polished patina. Custom-made black metal stand. It creates a dramatic and sleek statement, a real conversational decorative object for any interior. Beautiful neutral coloring of this bill in its natural form. Measurements: Bill is 24.75 in. long (63 cm), The metal base is 4.94 in. wide x 4.94 in. deep (12.5 x 12.5 cm), Total height is 29.50 in. (75 cm). Swordfish (Xiphias gladius), also known as broadbills in some countries, are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill. Swordfish are elongated, round-bodied and lose all teeth and scales by adulthood. These fish are found widely in tropical and temperate parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, and can typically be found from near the surface to a depth of 1,800 ft. They commonly reach 9.8 ft in length, and the maximum reported is 14.9 ft in length and 1,430lb in weight. They are the sole member of their family, Xiphiidae.
- Place of Origin
- Date of ManufactureUnknown
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 29.53 in. x W 4.93 in. x D 4.93 in.H 75 cm x W 12.5 cm x D 12.5 cm
- Seller LocationAtlanta, GA
- Seller Reference Number4N042
- Reference NumberLU1632214840012
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