The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

• The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

In 1851, during the World Expo in London Zoo ornithologist John Gould put several hundreds of stuffed hummingbirds, they looked at 75,000 visitors. At the Victorian times came the boom of taxidermy, objects created in those days, are in demand today. The top five most expensive lots, these works side by side with the works of later writers.

The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

Installing "Other" (Others), 2005

Maurizio Cattelan. 11 stuffed pigeons

Place and date of sale: Phillips, New York, November 7, 2011

Price: $ 580,000

The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

Composition "Cat Wedding" 1890

Walter Potter. 20 stuffed kittens dressed up in costumes

Place and date of sale: Treadway Toomey Auctions, Oak Park, United States, February 6, 2016 Price: $ 121,500

The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

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Pair of scarecrows "unicorns", XX century

Two heads of white domestic horses with horns narwhals

Place and date of sale: Christie's, London, 5 March 2014

Price: $ 58,310

The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

Scarecrow black rhino 1963

Taxidermy firm Jonas Brothers Taxidermy, Kenya

Place and date of sale: Quinn's Auction Galleries - Central Virginia, Troy, USA, February 8, 2014

Price: $ 55,000

The most expensive of stuffed animals and birds

Scarecrow rare ostrich in a wooden cage, 1785

Place and date of sale: Christie's, London, September 5, 2013

Price: $ 33,150