Taxidermy-Horse hoof reception bell by Rowland Ward of London

£ 750

The bell inscribed “Archdeacon” the horse shoe stamped Rowland Ward Ltd 167 Piccadilly. Additionally, there is a serial number/workshop number “5055” inscribed to the underside of the hoof.
Circa 1910-1920.
Height 12.5cm

For more information on this firm see “Rowland Ward taxidermist to the world” by P.A Morris, or “A History of British Taxidermy” by C.Frost, the following being a small extract “Rowland Ward became and remained for many years the largest and most famous taxidermy firm in the world”