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Lot 299
A 19th century cased "Mermaid" taxidermy specimen.
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
withdrawn
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 19th century cased "Mermaid" taxidermy specimen.
Combining various mamalian, fish and organic elements, mounted under a glass dome. The specimen 14ins. (36cm)long. 20x9x17.5ins. (51x23x45cm)

Footnotes

  • Originating in the Orient, these mythical figures were sometimes brought back by sailors as souvenirs. Made up with the combination of mammalian and fish bodies, they may well have originally had religious significance, and were often found in Temples.

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  • Please note. This lot has been withdrawn.
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  1. Lionel Willis
    Specialist - Natural History
    Bonhams
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    United Kingdom
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