30 novembre 2007

Two Sets of Mounted Mule Deer Antlers - Odocoileus hemionus - California

Two Sets of Mounted Mule Deer Antlers - Odocoileus hemionus - California Lot No: 1030W. Two sets of Mule Deer antlers, comprising one deformed set and another spiny set. Measuring 15 ½ x 11in, and 18 ½ x 21in, respectively. Estimate: $600 - 800   (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Natural History. Los Angeles, 2 Dec 2007
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30 novembre 2007

Two Giant Sawfish Rostra - Pristis microdon, Pristis pectinata - Modern - Philippines

Two Giant Sawfish Rostra - Pristis microdon, Pristis pectinata - Modern - Philippines Lot No: 1021. The sawfish (a ray, not a shark) is known by two common names - the common sawfish and the largetooth sawfish. In the present larger specimen, it is easy to understand the latter name. A sawfish rostrum measures approximately one fifth the size of the sawfish’s length; therefore, this rostrum is that of a sawfish which, in life, would have measured 18 – 19 feet in length. Two sawfish rostra, originating from a very old... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2007

Mounted Domestic Dog Skeleton - Canis familiaris

Une véritable sculpture... Il faut que je trouve un chinois du Sud ou n vietnamien du Nord qui pourrait m'en fournir un... Je blague ! (je sais que les folles furieuses de la SPA vont encore se déchaîner...) Mounted Domestic Dog Skeleton - Canis familiaris An excellent teaching specimen for any classroom, a mounted skeleton of a domestic dog. Offered in a plexiglass display case. Measures 20 ½ x 6 x 13 ½in - Estimate: $400 - 500 (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) ... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2007

Modern Bat and Tortoise Skeletons

J'adorerais avoir la tortue pour mon cabinet de curiosités et je laisse à Philippe, la chauve-soiuris, animal emblématique de son divin Comte... Modern Bat and Tortoise Skeletons A modern bat skeleton and a modern tortoise skeleton, each mounted in a lucite display box. (2) - Bat 7 x 5in; Tortoise 7 1/2 x 7 1/2in - Estimate: $200 - 300 (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Natural History. Los Angeles, 2 Dec 2007
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30 novembre 2007

Framed Collection of Large Insects Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Blattodea, Homoptera, Arachnida - South America

Framed Collection of Large Insects Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Blattodea, Homoptera, Arachnida - South America Twelve (12) large, exotic insects include 4 arachnids, 3 beetles, 3 grasshoppers/crickets, one cicada, and one cockroach. Each specimen represents a discrete species. Specimens are mounted in an enclosed glass display case with frame, suitable for wall display. Measures 19 ½ x 19 ½in - Estimate: $300 - 400  (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Natural... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2007

Very Large Cup Coral Turbinaria reniformus, Solomon Islands

Very Large Cup Coral Turbinaria reniformus, Solomon Islands A member of the family Dendrophylliidae this is a hermatypic coral-meaning it lives in symbiotic relationship with a certain form of algae. The genus Turbinaria contains at least 10 true species and is widely distributed from the Red Sea to the central Pacific. Hermatypic corals grow two to three times faster than ahermatypic corals, with their symbiotic algae providing them with additional food through photosynthesis. The present specimen is exceptionally large for... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2007

Exceptionally Large Coral Merulina ampliata - Fiji Coast

Exceptionally Large Coral Merulina ampliata - Fiji Coast Also known as "letttuce coral" or ruffled coral, this very large, spectacular white specimen has a wonderful delicacy and is grown in shallow reef waters near the coast of Fiji. Height 14in - Estimate: $600 - 800 (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Natural History. Los Angeles, 2 Dec 2007
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29 novembre 2007

Natural Blue Branch Coral - Heliopora coerulea

Natural Blue Branch Coral - Heliopora coerulea Notable for its extremely large size and excellent state of preservation this highly decorative example is grown in shallow waters of the coast of the Solomon Islands. Height 18in - Estimate: $600 - 800  (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved )Bonhams. Natural History, 2 Dec 2007. Los Angeles
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29 novembre 2007

Collection of Crustaceans, Philippines

Collection of Crustaceans, Philippines A varied collection of nine crabs and one lobster. Only one of the crabs is a terrestrial species; the large specimen to the middle left is a coconut crab. Mounted, in a framed display. Measures 21 x 16 1/2 x 2 ¾in - Estimate: $400 - 500 (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Natural History. Los Angeles, 2 Dec 2007
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25 novembre 2007

“Animal House” de Catherine Ledner, un superbe livre d'art

Catherine Ledner lives with 2 dogs, 2 cats, 11 rabbits and 1 husband in Altadena, Calif. A portraitist and commercial photographer, Ms. Ledner became fascinated by the idea of using wallpaper patterns in animal portraiture, and her new book, “Animal House,” is the result. During her research, she pored over wallpaper books from the 1930s and ’40s, and pulled new samples from the Pacific Design Center. The 47 animals were cast from the pool the local trainers had available. Once she had chosen her matches, Ms. Ledner wallpapered... [Lire la suite]
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