England, circa 1900
An exceptional taxidermy case of two black grouse by Peter Spicer.
Spicer was based in Leamington Spa during the Victorian era and early 20th century. Spicer's cases are known for their characteristic painted backdrops and realistic bases made from papier-mâché, dried vegetation, and real pebbles.
In addition to taxidermy, Spicer dealt in sporting trophies and catalogues of the annual trophy winners.