The end of a red fox tail from a hunt in 1930 made into a small brush.
This vintage taxidermied brush is lovely. It appears to be just the tip of the tail which is joined to a wooden handle with a real silver band engraved with the date: 4th January 1930 and initials: J. H. D.
This is a rare and unusual piece, obviously a hunting trophy, but usually the brushes were designed to hang on display under the fox mask from the mount. However, this does not have a hook and it looks as though this has been specifically designed to be used. I’m not absolutely sure of the intended use for the brush, it may be a duster of some sort, a clothes brush or a fly swish.
It is in very good condition with just a tiny amount of wear to the wooden end. The silver and the brush are in excellent condition. It measures approx. 25cms.
A very unusual ‘brush’ brush.