A stunning pre Van Ingen Leopard Taxidermy Skin rug mounted on black felt with original label.
A stunning Van ingen leopard skin rug. The leopard is one of five big cats found in India.
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 good antique condition, slight fading.
The original label is slightly damaged.
Leopards 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.
Proof of it’s age can be found in Van Ingen & Van Ingen’s original log books.
- Max Width: 168cm
- Max Length: 237cm