Bittern - Early 20th Century Irish Taxidermy - Botaurus Stellaris

Bittern - Early 20th Century Irish Taxidermy - Botaurus Stellaris

Code: TX/83

Dimensions:

H: 21" (53.3 cm)W: 15" (38.1 cm)D: 10" (25.4 cm)

€499.00 €565.00 Approx $541.21, £426.86
 

Bittern - Early 20th Century Irish Taxidermy - Botaurus Stellaris - Eurasian Bittern - Professionally Treated -  Antique Taxidermy - TX/83

This is a wonderful Vintage example of the Irish Taxidermy style - a Majestic Taxidermied Bittern from the first half of the nineteen hundreds; the early 1900's.

The bittern is a thickset heron with all-over bright, pale, buffy-brown plumage covered with dark streaks and bars. It flies on broad, rounded, bowed wings. A secretive bird, very difficult to see, as it moves silently through reeds at water's edge, looking for fish. The males make a remarkable far-carrying, booming sound in spring.

This particularly fine example has been prepared and styled as a freestanding specimen and shows a large degree of experience, professionalism and knowledge in the mounting and treatment of the bird. This beautiful bird of the Heron family is mounted on what appears to be a piece of bog oak or similar, making an excellent, heavy base for this example of a large specimen of bird. 

The Bittern is in very good condition, having previously been within a large glass case together with other examples in a curated collection, since its creation.

Dimensions :- 530mm / 21” tall 380mm / 15" from beak to tail and  Bog Oak wooden base that is 175mm 10” wide. The bird and mount together weigh 1 kg or just under 2.2lb without any packaging.