Vintage 14" Paper Mache Lion Figurine, Model Sculpture Taxidermy, Hide Covered
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Vintage 14" Paper Mache Lion Figurine, Model Sculpture Taxidermy, Hide Covered :
This is easily the most beautifully proportioned, vintage,papier mache sculpture I've ever seen. The lion is about 14" long, from the tip of its tail to the nose, and stands about 8" tall. The natural fur lays nearly perfectly on the body, (I don't know how it was done),andlooks so real that, if you didn't know it, youcould believe you were looking at apiece of fine taxidermy; even the texture of the fur looks authentic. The seams aresewn with a green colored thread/twine (please see 2nd to last photo) and hidden in such a way as to looknatural.I believe the lion's teeth are wax and the ears are a very thin tanned hide, (please reference photos). As can be seen, there is some wear to the face as to be expected witha vintage piece but it is in otherwise excellent vintage condition.
Originally, the lion belonged to a local church missionary however I have no way of knowing where he got the
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