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Large Mature 19th Century Taxidermy Mute Swan, circa 1900

$1,206.33Asking Price

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The rare large mature English Mute Swan (Cygnus olor), posed standing with a later faux-pearl necklace, mounted to a rectangular pine base and surviving from the zeniths of Victorian England in beautifully aged overall condition. The specimen is presented in fair overall condition with discolouring to the feathers over a century and some expected small feather loss. One of the feet is detached slightly form the base. Overall, she is very much of the country house faded grandeur aesthetic. One of our most iconic waterbirds, the mute swan is famed for its grace and beauty and is a very large white waterbird. It has a long S-shaped neck and an orange bill with a black base and a black knob. It flies with its neck extended and regular, slow wingbeats. The Royal swans are no longer marked, but an unmarked mute swan on the Thames is regarded as belonging to the Queen by default. A particularly old example which has a real old Spitalfields flavour.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Width: 42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Style
    Late Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. Height: 22” Width: 42” The Base; 13.75” x 10.75”.
  • Seller Location
    Bedford, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 22081stDibs: LU1944319604442

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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