A marine specimen: a puffer fish, Italy 1870.
Italy second half 19th century
Taxidermy marine natural Wunderkammer specimen, the common Puffer fish Tetradontidae. The Specimen is stuffed and mounted over a base that rotates 360 degrees on its own axis and tilts and locked with a double-wing brass hinge. The rotating base is in gray-green lacquered wood. Eyes in glass paste. Italy circa 1870.
16,5” – 42 CM H 24” – 60 CM L 13” – 33 CM D