Category:Zoo collection, flat lead figures (possibly Heinrichsen)

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Exhibit

Zoo collection, flat lead figures (possibly Heinrichsen)

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location:
Arch Four , Area 36
Lead figures (display)

A large set of painted German "Nuremberg scale" (~3cm) flat lead "zoo" figures, probably late C19th or early C20th.

Identification

The rather tentative identification of these figures as being by Heinrichsen of Nuremburg is based on their having belonged to the same owner as the Heinrichsen "Battle of Murat" set. However, although Heinrichsen was probably the major producer of these sorts of figures, there were a large number of other makers in Germany, producing similar material.

Display

The figures are distributed across a well-lit glass shelf in Arch Four.

Contents (from inventory listing)

  • 7 × grey fences
  • 5 × visiting people:
    • Lady in grey/pink jacket, hat and skirt with umbrella
    • Lady in purple dress, black hat and black bag,
    • Man in black hat, black waist coat, black trousers, white stockings and red top
    • Gentleman in black top hat and brown coat with umbrella
    • Gentleman in black top hat and grey coat with umbrella)
  • 1 × pinky brown bird with long neck and large wings/tail
  • 4 × gazelle-like animals
  • 1 × brown bear on top of a tree
  • 1 × zebra
  • 1 × camel
  • 1 × brown deer like animal with head crest
  • 1 × grey crane with black crest
  • 1 × brown monkey
  • 1 × pink/grey bird with outspread wings and large beak
  • 2 × birds perched within rings in 2 tall greyish stands
  • 1 × pink/brown deer type animal with curved horns
  • 1 × brown gnu type animal with long snout
  • 1 × pride of lions (representation of male, female and cub)
  • 1 × elephant
  • 1 × elephant keeper with raised right hand
  • 1 × rhinoceros
  • 1 × tiger
  • 1 × hippopotamus
  • 2 × parrots perched in rings
  • 1 × brown seal eating a fish
  • 1 × grey seal
  • 1 × black anteater
  • 1 × standing pinkish grey pelican
  • 1 × swimming pinkish grey pelican eating a fish
  • 1 × brown/black wolf type animal
  • 1 × black crane
  • 1 × black and white crane
  • 1 × brownish bird of prey
  • 1 × pinky-grey duck

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