A FRENCH GLASS DOME WITH TAXIDERMY TROPICAL BIRDS
France, second half 19th century
With a central branch sprouting from the oval base, supporting several birds, possibly amongst others a superb fairywren (Malurus cyaneus), three rufous-crested coquette hummingbirds (Lophornis delattrei)
, a pompadour cotinga (Xipholena punicea) and several other birds and hummingbirds.
H. approx. 50 cm
Private collection, France
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