Huge Museum Model of a Asian Stag Beetle

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

This almost 4 foot tall striking model of a Male Asian Stag Beetle... Dorcus Formosanus... is amazingly accurate. This example was hand made by Lorenzo Possenti. In Italy he is considered a "national treasure" and is well known to museums. It is very rare to see one of his pieces outside of a museum. His models have been on display all over Asia and Europe including the Museum of Natural History in both Vienna and Milano and the Oxford University Museum. The insect opens to show all the interior parts. Look closes and you can even see the brush hair at all the joints. We had custom iron display stands made to hold the 2 parts of the insects body upright.

Details

  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Date of Manufacture
    21st century
  • Period
    21st Century
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    41 in. H x 15 in. W x 12 in. D
    104 cm H x 38 cm W x 30 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU88389687273
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Peekskill, NY

More from this Seller

Large Early Anatomical Model of a Flying Beetle
Large Early Anatomical Model of a Flying Beetle
Unknown
This is a large and impressive cut-away model on the original base. Measures: Open it stands 28 inches tall with an impressive 43 inch wingspan. All the parts were hand-painted. These c...
Huge Wooden Trade Sign of Padlock
Huge Wooden Trade Sign of Padlock
Unknown
Don't let the scale of this realistic carved wood lock fool you. It's 32 inches tall and could be about 20 lbs. The paint and patina is amazing. I was told that it may be a trade sign b...
Anatomical Model of Cow, Germany
Anatomical Model of Cow, Germany
This rare German papier mâché teaching model measures over 36 inches long and 21.5 inches tall. The base is wood and splits in two along with the cow. One side shows a beautiful realist...
Early Anatomical Model of a Pig
Early Anatomical Model of a Pig
Somso
This rare anatomical pig model is unsigned but we believe it is by the German model maker Somso. The left side shows the hide right side the skeleton and abdominal organs. skeletons of ...
Early Anatomical Model Of The Ear
Early Anatomical Model Of The Ear
Unknown
This is one of the earlest examples of hard rubber casting. I'm guessing 1915 to 1920. It's hand painted and very heavy for its size. There is a domed brass plaque that reads... New Yo...
Oversize Model 1919 Machine Gun, Instructional Cutaway
Oversize Model 1919 Machine Gun, Instructional Cut...
U.S. Government
Oversized WWII era cut-away training model of the model 1919 machine gun with an overall length approximately 76 inches. The display is made of aluminium and sheet metal and shows all w...
1800s Bock Steger Lips Anatomical Model of Head and Skull
1800s Bock Steger Lips Anatomical Model of Head an...
Bock Steger
Franz Josef Steger collaborated with pathological anatomist Carl Ernst Bock (1809-1874) at the University of Leipzig to produce models for the instruction of students. These were either...
Large Early Paper Mache Didactic Model of Fish
Large Early Paper Mache Didactic Model of Fish
Unknown
This model could be turn of the century and is over two foot long. It is in incredible condition and may have has some professional touch ups some time ago. The model is very realistic ...
Large 19th Century Dr. Auzoux Paper Mache Model of Brain
Large 19th Century Dr. Auzoux Paper Mache Model of...
Dr. Louis Auzoux
Paper
This fantastically detailed double sized 19th century papier mâché model of the brain dates to the mid-19th century. It was made by Dr. Auzoux and listed in his catalogue. The attention...
Early Sprayers Safety Suit on Custom Museum Stand
Early Sprayers Safety Suit on Custom Museum Stand
Unknown
This Industrial outfit has a striking tribeI and sculptural presence. It displays well on its handmade museum quality Stand. I almost never sell items from my museum collection. Here is...
1800s Cabinet of Educational Collections
1800s Cabinet of Educational Collections
This is full and complete cabinet of 11 draws. The cabinet reads... Educational collection of Commercial Materials... Hartley School... Philadelphia Commercial Museum. Each glass covere...
Huge Early Smoke Shop Advertising Window Display
Huge Early Smoke Shop Advertising Window Display
Unknown
I always love finding these striking oversized store displays. This was made from some painted composite material. It's in excellent end condition with some chipping along the bowls top...