A very early Van Ingen Leopard head mounted on a solid wood shield. Mounted c.1903 by the famous Indian taxidermists Van Ingen & Van Ingen.
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.
This piece bears it’s original label.
Overall good antique condition with the fur still remaining bright and vibrant in colour.
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.
- Max Width: 56cm
- Max Height: 61cm
- Max distance from wall: 38cm