A LARGE FRENCH GLASS DOME WITH TAXIDERMY TROPICAL BIRDS, A.O. A COCK OF THE ROCK AND SEVERAL COTINGA
Late 19th century
With a central flowering branch, sprouting from an oval base with a mirror surrounded by rockwork and shells, resembling a pool, supporting several taxidermy birds, amongst others a Guianan Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola rupicola), Green broadbill (Calyptomena viridis), Black-and-red broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos), Blue-throated Barbet (Psilopogon asiaticus), Asian Fairy-bluebird (Irena puella), and several other birds and hummingbirds.
H. approx. 70 cm
Private collection, Belgium
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