c.1930s Van Ingen – White Tiger Skin Rug – (Panthera tigris)

c.1930s Van Ingen – White Tiger Skin Rug – (Panthera tigris)

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The white tiger is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger, which is reported in the wild from time to time in the Indian states ofAssam, West Bengal and Bihar in the Sunderbans region and especially in the former State of Rewa. Such a tiger has the black stripes typical of the Bengal tiger, but carries a white or near-white coat.

Van Ingen & Van Ingen (1900–1999) were Indian taxidermists located in Mysore, South India, best known for their big cat taxidermy trophy mounts. The firm was established by Eugene Van Ingen in the 1890s. His sons later ran the business until it closed in 1999.

Van Ingen & Van Ingen served the highest in international nobility as well as the Maharajas of India, preserving their hunting trophies in the most lifelike poses and in the utmost beauty, with attention to detail like no other in their time of operation.


Overall fair antique condition, the colours have faded slightly
The skin bears the Van Ingen & Van Ingen Stamp and label to the reverse.


Tigers and all subspecies are protected under CITES Appendix 1 Annex A.
This piece is a “worked” item, produced before 1947 and therefore does not require a license to be sold within the UK.


  • Max Width: 214cm
  • Max Length: 305cm
Weight 53165949 kg
Dimensions 531659549 x 531659459 cm


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