Code: TX1 /46
Taxidermy items in our shop are vintage and often antique. This Red-Legged Partridge is a French Antique; a game bird in the pheasant family 'Phasianidae' of the order Galliformes. It is sometimes known as a French Partridge, to distinguish it from the English or Grey Partridge. The Red-Legged Partridge is believed to be in decline across its range.
This beautiful antique specimen from 1920's France has very red legs and a vibrant red beak, to match. The feathers are all in good condition and fine colour. He is posed on the original antique heavy clay or plaster material base, designed and painted to look like a small rock with moss and lichen in many places. His little beady eye looks to be trained on something far off in the distance, just off to his right. This is a classic pose, adopted when the bird is suspicious and ready to take flight. Whereas the Red Legged Partridge is often seen as quite a rotund bird, in this 'searching' position he is stretched up to see the object of his attention. A very fine example from 1920, well presented and posed by a professional. The bird weighs 525 grammes without any packaging. He is in Extremely Good Antique Condition. A superb interior design piece.
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