Whimsical taxidermy dates back to many centuries. It was at one time considered a lost art form and has picked up of the past years. The most famous of all Whimsical taxidermy is the famous Jack O Lope. This piece in very unique and standing tall on two legs and has double barrel shotgun and holding a bird. He has great bloodshot eyes, very fun piece.
This is a unique toad coin purse, it is bizarre and unique. Made in the 1950’s. There is great history to the coin purse. In the 15th century, both men and women wore purses. They were often finely embroidered or ornamented with gold. It was also customary for men to give their new brides purses embroidered with an illustration of a love story. In the 17th century, bags became more complex and elaborate. Girls were taught skills such as embroidery and needlework that could assist them in finding a husband. These skills gave rise to stitched artwork on bags. Around the year 1670, men’s breeches were made with built-in pockets, which caused them to stop carrying purses. They did however carry little netted purses in their pocket to carry money. Than came this 1950 coin purse!!! It was made as a novelty gag item.
This is one of my favorite items in the store now. She is massive!! She is bigger than the normal lion. I had specialist tell me this lioness makes others look dwarfed. The female lions are the pride’s primary hunters. They often work together to prey upon antelopes, zebras, wildebeest, and other large animals of the open grasslands. Many of these animals are faster than lions, so teamwork pays off. She is for sale! and she is at a great price.