The glass dome gilt edged & taped to a tin back. Unlabelled, but all typical of Gardner’s work.
This famous taxidermy firm ran for nearly 80 years, founded around 1844 by James Gardner, and was continued by his son, also James Gardner. The firm held Royal Warrants for Her Majesty Queen Victoria, The Royal Families of England and France plus many more notable clients. The firms place as one of the great British taxidermists is fully deserved.
For more information on this firm see
“A History of British Taxidermy” by C. Frost, published 1987
“A History of Taxidermy” by P Morris published 2011.
We are always looking to purchase the finest examples of Taxidermy especially by the likes of Peter Spicer and other great Victorian taxidermists, please contact us if you have anything of interest.