Hand Made Tiger Trophy Head3

Tiger Head Depiction

An interesting depiction of a tiger head made in a variety of materials, circa mid part of the 20th century onwards…

SKU: RC0905.

Product Description

An interesting tiger head…

So this one has baffled us a little! We are actually unsure of the age of this piece and its original purpose, however it is an impressive display piece which depicts a tiger head. Based on its current form, we would assume this piece dates to the mid part of the 20th century onwards, but unfortunately we do not have any provenance. Please note : This isn’t a taxidermy piece!

The tiger head is quite the statement piece and quite the eye catcher too. At first glance, it looks aggressive with its piercing eyes and protruding long teeth, yet from different angles it simply looks like a little comical! We think this may have been an artists depiction of a tiger or maybe a prop made for a TV or theatre company?. Again we cannot be sure…

It’s tricky to describe the piece, but here goes. Made in what we think is a fibreglass or resin shell, the head is covered in a fake fur and complemented with glass eyes. The attention to detail is staggering and the likeness uncanny. It’s teeth are maybe a moulded resin too and the tongue is cleverly fashioned in a similar material (maybe plaster?). Someone has spent a lot of time making this piece, therefore it would look great graced on a wall on one’s home or of course a retail environment. For those who are not a fan of taxidermy, this could be a cool alternative…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The tiger on mass is structurally good and it is lightweight, so can be easily wall hung (there is a small screw home at the top of the wooden shield it is mounted on). There are elements that are tatty, yet we feel in its current form it shows craftsmanship, charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 22cm, Width : 26cm, Height : 25cm

Condition : Structurally good, wear and tear commensurate with age, some paint chipping, tatty in areas, some small losses to the fur

Postage : Small Item £7 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 22 x 26 x 26 cm