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Pair of 8.5
Pair of 8.5" Brass Snake Candlesticks CS204
Original, quality pair of late 19th century cast brass candlesticks in the realistic form of cobras poised to strike. This superb pair, the largest we have seen to date and the best ones, have decorated brass candle holders to the top with sconces to catch the wax drips, with castellated tops. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8.5" tall x 9" x 7" base.

Diam of sconce drip pans 3.25".

 
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Price: 300.00


Glass Dome on Base D37
Original, quality late 19th century fine glass, circular dome on the original turned wooden base with three shallow feet and the original velvet lining. Complete and in good order.

Glass 6 1/8" diam.

8.5" tall.

Base 7.5" diam plus 1" tall.

Total 9.5" tall.

 
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Price: 125.00


Glass Dome on Base D37



Flat Sided Glass Dome D36
Flat Sided Glass Dome D36
Original, quality late 19th century flat sided oval shaped dome in very thin glass on the original ebonised plinth. Complete and in good order.

16" tall external including plinth.

14.5" internal height x 11" x 4.5".

Plinth exterior 12.5" x 5.75" x 1 1/8".

 
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Price: 156.00


Butterfly Wings Brass Pin Tray NH7
Original, quality 1920's continental pierced brass small decorative tray with a central glass lined dish decorated behind the glass with real butterfly wings. The frame of this tray is finely pierced with designs of butterflies and is signed to the top "F. Billere". The underside has four ball feet and is stamped "Depose". The upper brass surface has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order.

10.5" x 4.75" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 125.00


Butterfly Wings Brass Pin Tray NH7



Rams Horn Snuff Mull SB16
Rams Horn Snuff Mull SB16
Original, quality mid to late 19th century snuff mull fashioned with a single ram's horn mounted with a lidded, dished pewter bowl, mounted with a horse at a gate, a pewter claw-shaped finial to the tip and a pewter supporting foot to the base at the front. Snuff Mulls of this quality are not readily found and this great example is complete and in good and working order with just the loss of the tail of the horse.

10" tall x 12" long x 8".

 
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Price: 750.00


Wildebeest Mounted Part Skull & Horns T286
Original, quality late 19th century wildebeest skull and horns mounted by Roland Ward on the original shaped oak backboard. This mount has the upper skull section and the original Roland Ward label to the reverse and "8148" as a reference to the original order for the mount. All is complete and in good order.

Shield 23.5" x 13" x 1.5".

Horns 24" wide.

Total front to back 8".

Skull only 16.5" long.

 
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Price: 650.00


Wildebeest Mounted Part Skull & Horns T286



Ranch Cattle Part Skull and Horns T285
Ranch Cattle Part Skull and Horns T285
Original, quality upper skull with horns of an American Ranch Cattle circa 1930's with some teeth and generally in good order, with an old wire hanging loop.

18" tall x 9" x 8" front to back. ( skull ).

Total including horns 24" tall x 35" wide x 14" front to back.

 
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Price: 350.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T282
Original, quality post-war pair, of Roe Deer prickets with a part upper skull, mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. In good order.

12" x 8" x 0.75".

Total 13.5" tall.

8.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T282



Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T280
Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T280
Original, quality post-war mounted, pair of Roe Deer prickets with a part upper skull, mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. Some distortion but otherwise in good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.5".

Total 12.5" tall.

8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 165.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T279
Original, quality post-war mounted pair of Roe Deer prickets with a part upper skull, mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. In good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.5".

Total 12" x 8" tall.

7" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T279



Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T278
Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T278
Original, quality post-war mounted pair, of Roe Deer prickets with a part upper skull, mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. Some distortion but otherwise in good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.5".

Total 12.5" tall.

8" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T277
Original, quality post-war mounted pair of Roe Deer prickets with a part upper skull, mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. Some distortion but otherwise in good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.5".

Total 14" tall.

8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T277



Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T275
Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T275
Original, quality post-war mounted pair of Roe Deer prickets with a part upper skull, mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. Some distortion but otherwise in good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.5".

Total 12" x 8" tall.

7" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T274
Original, quality post-war mounted pair of Roe Deer prickets with a part upper skull, mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. Some distortion but otherwise in good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.5".

Total 13.5" tall.

7.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T274



Mounted Peruke Roe Deer Antlers T273
Mounted Peruke Roe Deer Antlers T273
Original, quality post-war mounted 'Peruke' Roe Deer antlers with the upper skull, mounted on a light oak, shield-shaped backboard made to suit. This very unusual example has a 'Peruke' growth of distorted antlers caused by a hormone deficiency or accidental castration. All natural and all original.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.75".

Total 13.5" tall.

7.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 250.00


Mounted Peruke Roe Deer Antlers T272
Original, quality post-war mounted 'Peruke' Roe Deer antlers with the upper skull, mounted on a light oak, shield-shaped backboard made to suit. This very unusual example has a 'Peruke' growth of distorted antlers caused by a hormone deficiency or accidental castration. All natural and all original.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 0.75".

Total 7" front to back.

 
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Price: 400.00


Mounted Peruke Roe Deer Antlers T272



Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T269
Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T269
Original, quality pair of post-war Roe deer antlers with a part skull front piece mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard. In good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 1".

Total 14" x 12".

8" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T266
Original, quality pair of post-war Roe deer antlers with a part skull front piece mounted to a light oak shield shaped backboard. In good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 1".

Total 15" tall.

5.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T266



Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T260
Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T260
Original, quality pair of post-war Roe deer antlers with the upper skull mounted on a light oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. In good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 1".

Total 16" tall.

9" front to back.

 
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Price: 165.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T258
Original, quality pair of post-war Roe deer antlers with a part skull front piece mounted to a light oak shield shaped backboard. In good order.

Backboard 12" x 8" x 1".

Total 13.5" tall.

10" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Prickets T258



Pair of Mounted Chamois Horns T256
Pair of Mounted Chamois Horns T256
Original, quality pair of late 19th century Chamois horns with a part skull faceplate later mounted on a mahogany backboard made to suit. In good order.

Backboard 9" x 5.5" x 0.75".

Total 5" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Pair of Mounted Oryx Horns T255
Original, quality pair of 1920's Oryx Antelope horns mounted on an old dark oak shield shaped backboard. This example has long swept back narrow horns. In good order.

38" tall x 10" wide.

10.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 265.00


Pair of Mounted Oryx Horns T255



Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Antlers T254
Pair of Mounted Roe Deer Antlers T254
Original, quality pair of pre-war Roe deer prickets later mounted on a shield shaped mahogany backboard made to suit. In good order.

Backboard 8.75" x 5.5" x 0.75".

Total 11" tall.

7" front to back.

 
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Price: 68.00


Pair of Mounted Eland Horns T250
Original, quality pair of circa 1900, Eland horns mounted on a later mahnogany shield shaped backboard made to suit. The Eland is a Savannah and plains antelope found in East and Southern Africa and is the largest antelope in the world.

Shield 14.5" x 11.5" x 1".

Total 28" tall x 17.5" wide.

16.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 350.00


Pair of Mounted Eland Horns T250



Pair of Stag Antler Serviette Rings T246
Pair of Stag Antler Serviette Rings T246
Original, quality pair of pre-war serviette rings fashioned from a staghorn antler. A good chunky pair. Complete and in good and working order.

Exterior 2.25" x 2" x 1" approx.

Inner diam 1.5".

 
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Price: 56.00


Red Squirrel T242
Original, quality 1920's mounted European Red Squirrel in a glazed case with a hanging loop to the top. This clean example has good groundwork, with the squirrel holding a hazelnut. The interior has been cleaned and dusted with crystals to prevent mite damage and the exterior has been re-taped and repainted. All is complete and in good order.

11.75" tall plus loop x 12.25" wide x 5" front to back.

 
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Price: 175.00


Red Squirrel T242



Kookaburra T240
Kookaburra T240
Original quality 1920's / 30's cased Australian 'Kookaburra' in a three sides glazed, cabinet with gold detail to the front glass and a hanging loop to the back. The glass has been cleaned inside and out and re-taped, crystals have been included in the groundwork to prevent mite damage and all is complete and in good order. A well presented bird, unusual to find.

16.5" tall plus loop x 14.75" x 7.75" front to back.

 
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Price: 850.00


Pair of Mounted Sable Antelope Horns T239
Original, quality pre-war pair of African Sable Antelope Horns in super condition. These have been re-mounted on a honey coloured oak shield shaped plaque made to suit similar to the original tatty one. Complete and in good order.

Shield 12.25" x 11" x 0.75".

Total 32" tall x 13" wide.

13.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of Mounted Sable Antelope Horns T239



Antelope Horns T226
Antelope Horns T226
Original, quality pre-war pair of antelope horns on a bleached half skull mount fitted with a replacement shield shaped backboard in walnut made to suit. All in good order.

Backboard 12.75" x 7.75" x 0.75".

Total 19.5" tall.

9" front back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Kestrel in Picture Frame Case T222
Original, quality Kestrel mounted in a picture frame case circa 1920. This superb case was mounted by George Bazeley of Wolverhampton, 1871 - 1958, and originally had a label to the front glass panel but was removed when renewing the front glass and is available on request still attached to a small section of the glass. This taxidermist was known for his picture frame cases. This example has old wallpaper on the reverse of the cabinet and all is complete and in good order and a very lifelike pose.

Frame exterior 18.5" x 13.25".

Glazed section 15.25" x 10".

Total front to back 5".

 
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Price: 550.00


Kestrel in Picture Frame Case T222



Brown Trout in Bow Front Glass Case T213
Brown Trout in Bow Front Glass Case T213
Original, quality superb late 19th century large Brown Trout, caught at Sunbury on Thames in 1864 and mounted in a bow fronted glazed case by Cooper. This great example, larger than average for a Thames Trout, has all the good groundwork as expected for a Cooper mount, with a paper label to the top inner left corner detailing "Preserved by J. Cooper, 28 Radnor Street, St Luke London EC". The front of the bowed glass has gilt lines around and "Caught by Mr Lamport at Sunbury June 1864 Weight 6 ¼lbs". The case has been cleaned and repainted black to the reverse and has two hanging loops to the top. Complete and in good order.

15.5" tall.

Loops 1".

30.5" long.

7.5" front to back at centre.

 
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Price: 950.00


Cased Brace of Red Grouse T199
Original, quality 1920's cased pair of Red Grouse with basic groundwork with a little moss and heather and plain interior buff papered walls. This cabinet has honey coloured oak to the top, underside, sides and frame to the glazed front. A good quality cabinet. Complete and in good order.

16.5" tall x 25".

10.25" front to back.

 
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Price: 365.00


Cased Brace of Red Grouse T199



Cased Female Sparrow Hawk T198
Cased Female Sparrow Hawk T198
Original, quality pre-war female Sparrow Hawk, remounted and recased in a cabinet with three glazed panels, good groundwork and finished in a green washed colour. All is complete and in good order.

18.5" tall x 19.5" wide.

9" front to back.

 
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Price: 435.00


Cased Pair of Guillemots T193
Original, quality 1920's cased pair of Guillemots in a three glass panelled cabinet with good rockwork and groundwork and a clean case overall. All in superb condition and complete and in good order.

16.5" tall x 18".

9" front to back.

 
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Price: 350.00


Cased Pair of Guillemots T193



Roe Deer Antlers T169
Roe Deer Antlers T169
Pair of original, quality pre-war Roe deer prickets recently mounted on a mahogany shield shaped backboard made to suit. All is in good order.

Shield 9" x 5.5" x 0.75" front to back.

Total 12" tall x 8.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Roe Deer Antlers T167
Pair of original, quality pre-war Roe deer prickets recently mounted on an oak shield shaped backboard made to suit. All is in good order.

Shield 9" x 5.5" x 0.75" front to back.

Total 11" tall x 8" front to back.

 
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Price: 65.00


Roe Deer Antlers T167



European Elk Antlers T160
European Elk Antlers T160
Pair of original, quality 1920 's / 30's, European Elk antlers mounted on a later shield made to suit. This unusual set of antlers are distorted but a natural growth variation. The walnut shield shows some old worm damage but has been well treated. All in good order.

Shield 17.5" x 13.5" x 1".

Total 37" wide.

22" tall.

13" front to back.

 
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Price: 450.00


Pair of Antler Tip Whip Racks WR5
Original, quality pair of post-war continental wall-mounted whip racks with shaped honey-coloured oak backplates with two deer antler points to each. The reverse has recessed steel hanging plates. Ideally used as whip racks, hat pegs, sword racks and other uses. Cleaned and complete and in good and working order.

Backplate 19" x 2.75".

4.5" front to back max.

 
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Price: 115.00


Pair of Antler Tip Whip Racks WR5

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