A diorama with fishes, Italy 1850.
Italy circa 1850.
A marine natural specimen from Wunderkammer: a marine diorama. A taxidermy common puffer fish Tetradontidae. The head of the puffer fish, paste glass eyes, mounted with a magnifying glass, it keeps inside a taxidermy scorpion fish (Pterois Volitans). The adjustable base, in lacquered wood, black color, has a wooden screw with mother of pearl. Italy circa 1850.
14” – 36 CM H 10” – 25 CM L 8” – 20 CM D