This very handsome Mallard Duck couple have been captured in a pair bonding posture, well modelled by a skilful Irish taxidermist to achieve something that would make a great addition to any collection. The Mallard Duck, familiar to many with its iridescent feather colours is considered to be of 'Least Concern' as a Conservation Status - a very adaptable species, being able to live and even thrive in urban areas which may have supported more localised, sensitive species of waterfowl before development.
When we lived in France we had many Mallards living on and around our large pond and were lucky enough to see them bonding in this very way.
At some point this posed pair has been pushed back against a wall and the back is in slightly less than perfect condition - but still very good for its age and in a beautiful pose.
This is a typical piece of sympathetic Irish taxidermy from the nineteen thirties - a wonderful piece and we would love to see him go to a good home.
Dimensions are 28" / 71cm long tail to tail, 10.5" / 27cm high and around 10" / 25cm deep. This is a heavy item and the weight without packaging is 2.3 kg.