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Picture, Box, Lid, Letter, D71.53

Physical Description

Set of 6 rectangular pieces of card covered with glass, with dyed feathers depicting birds in their environment. Stored in a rectangular shaped wooden box, with partitions for many more slides than present. Box has lid that rests on top.
a) Black, white, red and brown bird, on light blue and white background. Light green feather for it to stand on. Base made of yellow, green, pink and purple feathers. Possibly a quail or pheasant?
b) White bird, with green beak, red wing and purple tail. Light blue and white background.Standing on green feather. Base green, orange and blue. Possibly a duck?
c) Brown, black and white bird. On light blue and white background. Base green, yellow, pink and orange feathers.
d) Pink, yellow, black, red and white bird. Bright green feather to stand on. Base is black.
e) Green, brown and white bird with tuffs on head. Standing on yellow feather. Base is green and brown. Light blue and white background. Possibly a quail or pheasant?
f) Brown and cream bird. Light blue and white background. Standing in water, with small green leaf like shapes made from feathers. Possibly a duck?
Letter from donor to museum, explaining items and why she donated them also present.

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - Brown bird): 111 x 80 x 8mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - White bird): 113 x 82 x 14mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (c - Brown and white bird): 112 x 80 x 11mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (d - Pink bird): 112 x 80 x 10mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (e - Green and brown bird): 113 x 80 x 15mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (f - Bird in water): 112 x 79 x 10mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (g - Box): 93 x 148 x 119mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (h - Lid): 147 x 118 x 9mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (i - Letter): 204 x 160 x 2mm

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