FOR SALE Stunning early 20th century Lion trophy. Quality taxidermy piece. Huge and monumental.
Edwardian period. Att. to Rowland Ward or Theobald Brothers.
Back then taxidermists would include all the bones inside and it comes with the real teeth, skull and bones making this weight about 14kg.
Lion trophies so old are rare and this one is in pristine conditions thanks to the amazing quality of the embalming.
You can still see where the bullet shot is, on the left shoulder there is a round point.
Its gigantic about 70cm (28") in eight for 55cm (22") in depth and 40cm (16") in width.
Every 2 years I take it to a taxidermist to do some maintenance which is pretty much dusting it off properly and putting some proper taxidermist anti insects, anti-moulds and so on treatment. This to say that is has been taken care of properly.
I purchased this mostly because I like odd stuff and because kids love it and any friend of my kids that came to sleep over will remember this for life. It makes for a stunning house entrance piece.
Now I am relocating and want a fresh start so I am letting go all the odd stuff I bought in the years after lots of research online and offline.
For this kind of item price please check auctions of past antique quality lion mounts of Rowland Ward, to get an idea of the prices they pitch for.
Modern taxidermy items are filled with plastic and fake teeth, does not come anywhere close to the craftsmanship of the days when taxidermy was a widespread artform.
As I did you can buy this piece enjoy it for a number of years and resell it recouping your money or making a little more as lion mounts are harder and harder to find due to their very rightfully protection laws.
I will ship this anywhere, but the buyer needs to figure out by itself if he can import this or not outside the EU. Shipping within the EU is no issue.
This is a pre 1947 taxidermy piece.
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