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Charming Pair of Victorian Taxidermy Penguins, 19th Century

$4,828.17per set


A charming taxidermy Humboldt penguin couple (spheniscus Humboldt), late 19th-early 20th century One bird with its beak raised, both caressing one another in very naturalistic pose. Measures: H 35 cm Including certificate by Jeroen Zoetmulder certified and independent valuer, stating that both birds are pre-1947. Note: These birds probably came from a Victorian display cabinet or glass dome, for they have been mounted interacting with each other. A restorer probably made them free-standing when the glass broke.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 13.78 in. (35 cm)Width: 8.67 in. (22 cm)Depth: 5.91 in. (15 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Late Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In a good condition.
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5458220864552

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    Ships From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
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