South African White Rhinoceros Horn desk weight
South African White Rhinoceros Horn desk weight
South African White Rhinoceros Horn desk weight

South African White Rhinoceros Horn desk weight

1800 to 1900 South Africa / England

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South African White Rhinoceros Horn desk weight , mounted in silver , inscribed : ‘Bua River , Nyasaland 1896’ The silver with an English hallmark for London 1905
19 th / 20 th Century

Size : 25.5 cm high , 9 cm dia. – 10 ins high , 3½ ins dia.
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AS FROM 18TH FEBRUARY 2011 WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, THE SELLING OF RHINO HORN TROPHIES HAS BEEN BANNED EUROPE WIDE FOLLOWING GUIDANCE FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
ANY RHINO HORN MOUNTED ON A PLAQUE, SHIELD OR OTHER TYPE OF BASE OR IN ITS NATURAL STATE IS BANNED.
THE SALE OF FULL TAXIDERMIED (TAXIDERMY RHINOCEROS HEADS) WITH HORN(S) ATTACHED IS CONSIDERED TO MEET THE 'WORKED DEFINITION' AND CAN BE SOLD.
The trade in antique rhino horn works of art (such as Ming and Qing dynasty libation cups, turned European rhino horn items from the 16th - 19th centuries and 19th century rhino horn knopkerry's (knobkerries) is unaffected.

WE ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING GOOD OLD (pre: 1947) ITEMS FROM KNOWN OLD COLLECTIONS / COLLECTOR'S
Turned rhino horn objects and carved rhino horn cups/ vessels / walking canes / knop kerries (throwing clubs) and full taxidermy heads, are always required.
‘Bua River , Nyasaland 1896’ The silver with an English hallmark for London 1905
PRE: 1947 date line

Nyasaland was a protectorate of the republic of South Africa and is now known as the Republic of Malawi .
The white rhinoceros is the largest living land animal after the elephant and is the most numerous of all the species of rhino . The front horn can reach 1.3 metres ( 4½ feet ) in length and the rear one 40 cm ( 16 ins ) . The horn is made of a hair like material , keratin , and is today in intense demand for traditional Chinese medicines . Its numbers have rapidly declined over the past 200 years and under modern conservation programs the white and black rhinoceros’s horns are quickly and painlessly cut off under an anaesthetic , thereby removing the main target of the poachers.
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