Friday, January 7, 2011

Victorian Mystery Taxidermy Cat

Here is my new Victorian "mystery" cat. It is a bizarre antique taxidermy and I'm not sure what it is supposed to be. It is too small to be a leopard and it has a dark stripe down its back, which I don't see on any other wild african cats. I love the cartoon-like tail!

Whatever it was supposed to be, it has a fun weirdness about it that is perfect for my collection.
Pandora the kitty isn't sure about it either :-)

5 comments:

Donna O. said...

Happy New Year to you- and the Freak Show pics below? Genius! Love them.
: )

gretchen said...

cool piece!
i wonder if it was something that was a combination of parts? or the taxidermist was trying out some new ideas or something like that...
if you ever think it needs a new home....let me know!

time worn interiors said...

Poor Pandora she looks freaked out! Does she ever attack you collection? Just curious!
Have a great weekend!
Theresa
aka:tot

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Taxidermist gone wild I'd say, looks like the spots are painted on... but perfect for your collection, how odd you lucky girl, I'm green with envy!!!

sharon

tink said...

Love him! He's an awesome piece!