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From the Curious to the Extraordinary

Chiswick Auctions Live Webcast Auction 30 Oct 2020 11:00 GMT
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A TAXIDERMY 'UNICORN' (EQUUS CABALLUS) formed from the bust of a white horse, fitted with a simulated narwhal tusk 'horn', 138cm from wall, 100cm ...

A TAXIDERMY SHOULDER MOUNT ZEBRA HEAD Equus quagga, 76cm from the wall, 56cm high at the base (76cm from the wall)

A VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY GROUP OF RAPTORS by McCleay & Son, Naturalists, Inverness, with the following specimens: a male and female merlin (Flaco Col...

AMENDED - TAXIDERMY INTEREST: TWO PAIRS OF HORNS including a pair of Oryx ( Oryx Gazella ) horns and a pair of Southern sitatunga or Zambezi sita...

TWO TAXIDERMY BRITISH BIRDS OF PREY a Kestrel (Falco Tinnunculus) and a Buzzard (Buteo buteo), both mounted in resting poses on wooden bases, the ...

AN UNUSUAL TAXIDERMY JUVENILE LESSER FLAMINGO, Phoeniconaias minor, the plumage beginning to turn from pale grey to pink on the head, neck and sho...

AN ANTHROPOMORPHIC TAXIDERMY TROPHY OF A GENTLEMAN HARE shoulder mount of a hare wearing a monocle and cravat, mounted on a wooden shield, 37cm hi...

AN ANTHROPOMORPHIC TAXIDERMY SCENE OF A SCOTTISH GENTLEMAN SQUIRREL, a Red Squirrel (taxidermy late 19th/ early 20th century) wearing a bonnet and...

AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY BRITISH TAXIDERMY OTTER (LUTRA LUTRA) naturalistically modelled climbing with head turned back and one paw outstretched, on ...

AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY ENGLISH CASED TAXIDERMY OF LEVERETS a pair of infant hares crouching in a naturalistic scene of moss and heather with a pain...

AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY ENGLISH TAXIDERMY TROPHY DACE by W. F. Homer of London, the Dace of large and rare size (1lb 1oz) mounted in a glazed ebonis...

TAXIDERMY INTEREST: A LIFE-SIZE FIBREGLASS MODEL OF A RHINOCEROS SHOULDER MOUNT realistically cast from a rhino, 163cm from the wall (163cm from ...

AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY TAXIDERMY BENGAL TIGER (PANTHERA TIGRIS TIGRIS) BY VAN INGEN & VAN INGEN OF MYSORE, INDIA dated 1936, with full head mount,...

A VERY LARGE AND RARE LATE 19TH CENTURY WHOLE TAXIDERMY GHARIAL (GAVIALIS GANGETICIUS) circa 1890, in a natural pose, 270cm (106") long Provena...

TAXIDERMY INTEREST: AN IMPRESSIVE LIFESIZE FIBREGLASS MODEL OF A SOUTHERN RHINOCEROUS SHOULDER MOUNT realistically cast from a rhino, circa 1990s,...

A MODERN TAXIDERMY SPANISH FIGHTING BULL by taxidermist Juan Martin A., head and neck mounted to a wooden shield, with inscribed legend on brass p...

A RARE EARLY 20TH CENTURY TAXIDERMY ECHIDNA (TACHYGLOSSIDAE) circa1900, mounted on later museum style base, 36cm long (36cm long)

A COLLECTION OF TEN EXCEPTIOANLLY RARE 19TH CENTURY SEA SHELL SPECIMENS probably made by the celebrated Maison Tramond, 9 rue de l'ecole de medic...

TAXIDERMY INTEREST: A COLLECTION OF TEN 20TH CENTURY FETAL WET SPECIMENS circa 1950-1970, including pig, horse and rodent fetuses/foetuses at vari...

A LARGE PARADOXIDES TRILOBITE FOSSIL Cambrian Period, semi-circular with free cheeks ending in long, narrow, recurved spines, 38cm long Paradoxide...

AN ORTHOCERAS FOSSIL, Ordovician Period (485 - 444 million years ago), 26cm long (26cm long)

A GROUP OF THREE TRILOBITE FOSSILS including a Phacopida specimen, the largest 13cm long (3) (the largest 13cm long)

A SMALL FOSSIL FISH with detailed preservation of the head and scale to the body, 17.5cm long

AN ORTHOCERAS FOSSIL, Ordovician Period; together with two Geode specimens within their host rock, 29cm, 15cm and 12cm long respectfully (3) (the...

A SMALL FISH FOSSIL 9cm x 6.5cm (9cm long)

A VICTORIAN OPALESCENT AMMONITE SPECIMEN, Dorset Jurassic Coast, in a late 19th century glazed card specimen box, 4cm long (4cm long)

A RARE SCOTTISH FOSSIL FISH (GYRAPTYCHIUS AGASSIZI), MIDDLE DEVONIAN, 22.5cm long x 20.5cm wide x 4.5cm deep Provenance: Anchanarras Quarry, Old R...

A TRANSLUCENT AMMONITE SPECIMEN, Dorest Jurassic Coast, species Promicrocers Planicosta, half revealed from the matrix, collected 1970s, 7cm high ...

A NATURAL QUARTZ GEODE SPECIMEN 25cm x 20cm x 15cm, 6.4kg (25cm long)

AN EXTREMELY LARGE SOLID LAPIS LAZULI FREE FORM SPECIMEN with natural veins of calcite and pyrite, 55cm x 24cm x 16cm, 23.5kg (55cm high)

A LARGE SOLID LAPIS LAZULI FREE FORM SPECIMEN with natural veins of calcite and pyrite, 34cm x 13cm x 7cm, 5.4kg (34cm high)

A LARGE SOLID LAPIS LAZULI FREE FORM SPECIMEN with natural veins of calcite and pyrite, 27cm x 20cm x 5cm, 4.8kg (27cm high)

A LARGE WHITE OPAL MATRIX SPECIMEN, LIGHTENING RIDGE, AUSTRALIA the translucent opals with tones of iridescent blue, green, pink and purple, 15cm...

A WHITE OPAL MATRIX SPECIMEN, SOUTH QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA the opal running in veins through the specimen, the oapl with tones of iridescent blue,...

A BLACK OPAL MATRIX SPECIMEN, LIGHTENING RIDGE, AUSTRALIA the opal running in veins through the specimen, the opal with tones of iridescent blue ...

A SOLID RUBY ZOISITE FREE FORM SPECIMEN, the pink crystals exhibit fluorescence under ultraviolet light, 19cm x 16cm x 9cm, 3.26kg (19cm high)

A SOLID PINK MANGANO CALCITE SPECIMEN SPHERE exhibits fluorescence under ultraviolet light, 11cm in diameter, 2.22kg (11cm in diameter)

A LARGE SOLID ROSE QUARTZ SPECIMEN SPHERE 20cm in diameter, 12.7kg (20cm in diameter)

A LARGE SOLID LAPIS LAZULI SPECIMEN EGG rare 'Blue Jean' or 'Denim Blue' grade stone, naturally mottled with calcite, 27cm long, 4.8kg (27cm long)

A SOLID LAPIS LAZULI FREE FORM SPECIMEN rare intensely coloured 'Madani' grade stone, in raw unpolished state, with natural veins of calcite and p...

A SOLID LAPIS LAZULI FREE FORM SPECIMEN rare intensely coloured 'Madani' grade stone, with natural veins of calcite and pyrite, 16cm x 10cm x 6cm,...

A SOLID LAPIS LAZULI FREE FORM SPECIMEN rare intensely coloured 'Madani' grade stone, with natural veins of calcite and pyrite, 11.5cm x 11cm x 7....

A SOLID FOSSILISED WOOD SPHERE, raised on a small faceted stand, 20cm diameter

THREE LARGE SOLID MARBLE SPHERES, the larger two each 20cm in diameter (3)

AN EXTREMELY LARGE AND RARE CALCITE STALACTITE, CHINESE 134cm high (134cm high)

A 20TH CENTURY WEST AFRICAN CARVED HARDWOOD PROTECTIVE HOUSE FETISH DEPICTING THE DIETY 'ANANSIA' possibly from Cameroon, carved in low relief fro...

AN AFRICAN TRIBAL DAN MASK Ivory Coast, possibly early 20th century, the oval face with a pointed chin, the open mouth with raised lips, the eyes ...

A WEST AFRICAN TRIBAL CARVED HARDWOOD MATERNITY FIGURE STOOL / TABLE, possibly late 19th / early 20th century, possibly Ivory Coast, the stylisati...

A 20TH CENTURY INUIT ULU (KNIFE) the wide metal blade with caribou antler straight handle, 15.5cm long An ulu is an all-purpose knife traditionall...

A COLLECTION OF 20TH CENTURY INUIT MARINE IVORY PIECES including a collection of miniature anthropomorphic heads/masks, possibly amulets or gaming...

A RARE DRIFTWOOD AND BONE INUIT PADDLE, circa 1950, Uummannaq, Mid-West Greenland, probably for use with a kayak by a hunter, the wooden shaft wit...

A 20TH CENTURY BRAZILIAN TRIBAL FEATHER HEADDRESS, PROBABLY THE JURUNA OR KAYAPO TRIBES made from yellow, blue and green feathers from Hyacinthine...

AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY TIBETAN KAPALA HUMAN SKULL WITH SILVERED MOUNTS the skull cap carved with symbol roundels, the rim of the skull cap and skul...

COLLECTION OF INDONESIAN TIMOR SKULL MASKS, 20th century, carved into part or full small mammal skulls, the tops or sections of the skull carved w...

A NEW GUINEA TRIBAL KORWAR / KORWA ANCESTOR FIGURE, probably 20th century, the real human skull lacking lower jaw and with one eye filled and mo...

A 19TH CENTURY CASED WAX HEAD OF ARCHIBALD HARE FROM MADAME TUSSAUDS the head realistically modelled in wax, on a stepped ebonised base with a gla...

AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY WAX HEAD OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE circa 1930, the head realistically modelled in wax, with glass eyes and real human hair and ...

A MODERN ZULU WOODEN SCULPTURE modelled as a dream / mythological scene with two female figures in wood with pyrography/pyrogravure marks, depicti...

A PRE-COLUMBIAN MAYAN STYLE POTTERY CENSER decorated in shades of red, black and orange over a tan earthenware body, the bowl with a band of abstr...

AN UNUSUAL LARGE COPPER VESSEL with a repeating repousse frieze to the body depicting warriors in the manner of Assyrian Art, with fluted rim and ...

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