Natural History & Taxidermy

Tennants
Leyburn
DL8 5SG North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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Date of the auction: 14.06.2019

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Taxidermy: A Wall Cased Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), circa 1920-1930, in the style of Henry Murray, of Carnforth, a large full mount male with head turning to the left, stood upon a painted faux rock ledge, a drake teal prey underfoot, amidst ferns and moss, set against a watercolour painted

Lot #: 2000

Estimate: £550 - £750

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Sawfish Rostrum (Pristidae spp), circa late 19th century, 36 teeth, fitted with a linked metal hanging chain, attached to two Gothic styled mounts, one end fitted with an embossed white metal mount, 81cm long. Sawfish, also known as Carpenter Sharks, are a family of Rays characterised by

Lot #: 2001

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Red Fox Cub (Vulpes Vulpes), by Adrian Johnstone, Gainford, a juvenile full mount cub, sat upon a small cut wooden branch, 40cm high

Lot #: 2002

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Pair of Roe Deer Neck Mounts (Capreolus capreolus), by Adrian Johnstone, Taxidermy, Gainford, a buck and doe, both looking straight ahead, each mounted upon oak shields, the buck 35cm from the wall, the doe 30cm from the wall (2

Lot #: 2003

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Wall Cased Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator), circa 1979, by A.J. Armitstead, Darlington, Co Durham, a full mount male perched upon a thorned branch with an impaled butterfly beneath, set against a watercolour painted meadow scene back board, enclosed within a five-glass wall hanging

Lot #: 2004

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Wall Cased Family of Great-Spotted Woodpeckers (Dendrocopos major), circa 1979, by A.J. Armitstead, Darlington, Co Durham, a pair of juveniles and a male, all full mounts, perched upon a tree knot, covered with moss, set against an oil painted woodland scene back board, enclosed within

Lot #: 2005

Estimate: £180 - £220

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Cape Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), modern, high quality large shoulder mount with head turning to the left, right horn 131cm, left horn 128cm, from the wall 98cm, height 147cm

Lot #: 2006

Estimate: £350 - £450

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Kalahari Steenbok (Raphicerus campestris steinhardti), modern, high quality shoulder mount looking straight ahead, 25cm from the wall, 39cm high

Lot #: 2007

Estimate: £70 - £100

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Chinese Water Deer (Hydropotes inermis inermis), modern, a high quality male shoulder mount looking slightly to the left, 32cm from the wall, 42cm high

Lot #: 2008

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: South African Springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), modern, high quality shoulder mount looking slightly to the left, 42cm from the wall, 69cm high

Lot #: 2009

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Diamond Shaped Cased Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula), by George Bazeley, 32 Sheep Street, Northampton, a full mount male perched upon a small lichen encrusted branch, issuing from dry grasses, set against a wash painted back board, enclosed within a typical diamond shaped wall

Lot #: 2010

Estimate: £150 - £250

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: An Octagonal Cased Blue Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), circa 1956, by W.F. Homer, 105 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate. London, a full mount captive bred adult perched upon a small branch, above a small faux rock ledge, amidst moss and brush, set against a watercolour painted back

Lot #: 2011

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: An Octagonal Cased Eastern Rosella Parrot (Platycerus eximius), circa 1923, by W.F. Homer, 105 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate. London, a full mount adult perched upon a small cut branch, mounted upon a painted tree section, amidst moss and brush, set against a watercolour painted back

Lot #: 2012

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Rare Edwardian Cased Hoopoe (Upupa epops), circa 1904, by George Bristow, Taxidermist, 1863-1947, male full mount perched upon a branch issuing from moss and grit covered groundwork, amidst ferns and grasses, set against a pale painted interior, enclosed within an ebonised single-glass

Lot #: 2013

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Juvenile Barn Owl (Tito alba), circa 1890-1900, by G.A. Topp, Taxidermist, 46 London Street, Reading, full mount juvenile still with down plumage, perched upon a small branch issuing from moss and ferns beneath, with tall dry grasses to the rear, set against a plain

Lot #: 2014

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased Tawny Owl Chick (Strix aluco), full mount juvenile perched upon a moss covered branch, amidst a natural setting of ferns tall grasses and brush, enclosed within a period three-glass table display case, 25.5cm by 17.5cm by 40.5cm

Lot #: 2015

Estimate: £220 - £320

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Very Rare Late Victorian Cased Pair of Goshawks and a Rough-Legged Buzzard, 1835-1912, by James Birch Waters (from London), Naturalist, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, a fantastic quality diorama case of a pair of full mount adult Goshawks male and female, the male perched upon a lichen

Lot #: 2016

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,800

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Victorian Cased of Common Moorhens (Gallinula chloropus), by T.E. Gunn, 47 St Giles Street, Norwich, a pair of full mounts, one stood upon a moss covered faux rock with head lowered, the other stood upon soil covered groundwork, both amidst tall grasses and fauna, set against a pale

Lot #: 2017

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: An Edwardian Cased Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), circa 23rd May 1904, full mount female stood atop a moss and grit covered faux rock, amidst reeds, tall grasses and fauna, set against a pale blue wash painted back board, enclosed within an ebonised three-glass table display case

Lot #: 2018

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Victorian Case of Common Brush Tail Possums and a Giant Flying Squirrel, a large case of adult and juvenile Possums, three full mounts climbing upon a moss covered branch, adult juvenile and baby, another female full mount below to the bottom right corner with a baby within her pouch, a

Lot #: 2019

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou), modern, high quality shoulder mount, facing slightly to the right, 75cm from the wall, 74cm high

Lot #: 2020

Estimate: £180 - £280

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Alpine Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), modern, side mounted shoulder mount looking straight ahead, 32cm from the wall, 42cm high

Lot #: 2021

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Gemsbok Oryx (Gazella gazella), modern, large high quality shoulder mount, looking slightly to the right, right horn 89.5cm, left horn 91cm, from the wall 73cm, height 134cm

Lot #: 2022

Estimate: £350 - £550

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: European Mouflon (Ovis aries var.musimon), modern, Silver Medal Class, large adult high quality shoulder mount, turning slightly to the left, mounted upon a highly carved oak leaf Austro-German shield, 41cm from the wall, 79cm high

Lot #: 2023

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: European Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), modern, large shoulder mount looking straight ahead, mounted upon a carved oak leaf Austro-German shield, 60cm from the wall, 92cm high, including original tusks mounted upon a carved oak leaf Austro-German shield (2

Lot #: 2024

Estimate: £220 - £320

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Antlers/Horns: A Very Rare Set of Extinct Shomburgk's Deer Antlers, circa early 20th century, a large and impressive well formed set of antlers on original cut upper skull, 16 points (7+9), widest span 79cm, tip to tip 61cm, height 98cm, mounted upon an oak shield, original owner's data label to

Lot #: 2025

Estimate: £4,500 - £6,500

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Collection of Countryside Birds and Animals, circa late 20th century, to include - two full mount Pine Martens, both mounted upon separate logs, three full mount Ring-Necked Pheasant cock birds, each mounted upon wall hanging branches, a full mount adult drake Mallard Duck, and a full

Lot #: 2026

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: Western Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus), circa late 20th century, shoulder mount looking straight ahead, 48cm from the wall, 84cm high

Lot #: 2027

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Antlers/Horns: African Hunting Trophies, circa late 20th century, including - Cape Buffalo horns on cut upper skull, widest span 84cm, Blue Wildebeest horns on cut upper skull, Red Hartebeest horns on cut upper skull, Gemsbok Oryx horns on cut upper skull, mounted upon a shaped shield (4

Lot #: 2028

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 14 Jun 2019

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Taxidermy: A Fine Quality Large Nguni Bull Shoulder Mount (Bos taurus), modern, very fine quality with pied black and white colouration, 84cm from the wall, 116cm high

Lot #: 2029

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 14 Jun 2019