8th December 2021 10:30 GMT/BST

Natural History & Taxidermy

Lot 163


Natural History: Giant South American River Turtle Blonde Shell (Podocnemis expansa), circa 1900 - 1930, "Blonde Shell", also known as the Tataruga Turtle, large blonde shell with scutes removed, 54cm by 69.5cm.

CITES Annex B, Appendix II

Including a hand written letter of provenance describing how this Turtle Shell came into the present owners possession.

Sold for £1,500
Estimated at £1,800 - £2,500


Various old scratches to outer surface nothing serious, small chip to central area of shell (see images), drilled hole to bottom of the shell, small chip to one edge (see images).

Auction: Natural History & Taxidermy, 8th December 2021

A superb quality auction comprising over 300 lots, including Victorian, Mid-Century, and modern Taxidermy and Natural History specimens by some of the most prolific and renowned taxidermy companies of the last 140 years, to include a private collection of cased Victorian birds and animals from a private vendor, numerous antique and modern African game trophies from various private vendors, rare and unusual Natural history specimens including a large Narwhal Tusk, and three wonderful Blonde Turtle shells.



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