Shelduck and Teal by Peter Spicer & Sons

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Simply stunning example, by arguably the finest ever exponent of the taxidermist's art. This case is featured on page 304 of A Record of Spicers by Robert Chinnery. Spicer cases are now very rare, but this is the rarest of rare. I have only ever seen two other all-glass Spicer cases. The base is polished oak and the glass is held together, not with tape, but gun-metalled steel. Hallmark signed pebble to the base. Very slight fading and two small cracks to the glass (rear panel and 'water' base). This case been with me for over 10 years since I found it by chance in an antique shop in Wales. An outstanding opportunity for someone to acquire a superb piece of Natural History history. £Sold