A marine specimen: a Sickle pomfret fish, Italy 1870.
Italy second half 19th century
Taxidermy marine natural Wunderkammer specimen, embalmed sickle pomfret (Familia: Bramidae. Genus: Taractichthys. Species: Steindachneri). 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.
23” – 59 CM H 24” – 60 CM L 8” – 20 CM D