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Auction House:
McKenzies Auctioneers
Number of lots recorded:16
Lots with images:16
Prices available:16
*** Natural History: a Rhino horn together with an ivory and Rhino horn lamp c.1940's i) a Rhino horn with smooth patination height 28.5 cm, weight: 986gms ii) a Rhino horn and ivory lamp with turned wooden base, height 57.5 cm Provenance: Africa Tanzania, circa 1940's, inherited through the family to current owner ***
*** Pair of large ivory tusks with mount stand, early 20th century (with later stand), tusk Lengths 126 cm (approx.), stand height 47 cm ***
*** An impressive elephant tusk dinner gong and striker, the tusks measuring approximately 94 cm each, mounted with a custom teak base. Diameter of gong: 40 cm. ***
*** A mounted taxidermy tiger skin and head, with, felt Backing, mid 20th century. Length 190 cm ***
*** A rare taxidermy Bengal tiger with rare original taxidermy label, tiger mounted 1937 van-Ingen and van-Ingen Mysore, south India length 265 cm (head to tip of tail) width 180 cm (paw to paw) ***
*** A rare taxidermy Bengal tiger skin, c1920's British Colonial India, fierce open mouth, naturalistic glass eyes, mounted, claws on original cloth mount length 300 cm. Width 167 cm ***
*** Rare Ell's patent Safecheck gold Changer, c. 1905-1910, mahogany case, brass mechanism, manufactured W.H. Ell & Co London, these mechanical gold changing machines were, placed around taverns, early 20th century, used, for changing gold sovereigns (full or half) into smaller denominations. Height 41 cm ***
*** A Victorian Newton & Co, brass telescope with tripod stand c.1890 engraved: Newton & Co., Opticians to the Queen, 3 Fleet Street London length 140 cm, barrel diameter 8 cm ***
*** Western Australian Fossil Crinoid Jimbacrinus Bostocki, Cundlego, formation Gascoyne Junction West. Australia late Artinskian Permian period 284 - 275 million years ago. Height 13.5 cm. Length 18.5 cm. Note: This is the only known specimen with a growth attached to one of its tentacles ***
*** A taxidermy mounted leopard pelt with head, c.1920's, with leather and felt backing, length 185 cm ***
*** A mahogany veneered two tiered apothecary's box, the lower tier housing a drawer with divisions. The upper section divided to hold various bottles etc. The box is complete with its original medicinal contents ***
*** A Georgian mahogany Pyramid case brass microscope late 18th century the case contains extra lenses, slides and various accessories case. Height 44 cm ***
*** A taxidermy lioness pelt with mounted head, early 20th century mounted on cloth backing length 230 cm ***
*** Giant silvered dial, mahogany wheel barometer c.1845, signed C. Donvell with thermometer, butlers mirror, hygrometer, and spirit level, mercury mechanism. Height 128 cm ***
*** Indo-Persian spice/Medicine cabinet late 19th century, teak with 18 drawers, panelled sides, brass mounts and ring drop-handles (lower two handles later replacements) height: 99 cm; width 82 cm;. Depth 50 cm ***
*** Pair enamelled opera glasses, with J. R. Rowland Melbourne, retailers name, third quarter 19th century decorated with champleve enamel scenes, M.O. Pearl inscribed 'J.R. Rowland, Melb.' width 11 cm note: J.R. Rowland is recorded as a Victorian exhibitor at the Melbourne international Exhibition 1880: '87 and 91 little Collins-St East Melbourne. – enamelled gold and silver Ware; the enamelling Champleve' reference: page 41, Melbourne international Exhibition 1880, official catalogue of the Exhibits' ***