Pair of Chelsea Greater Spotted Cuckoos

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Rare pair of Chelsea Great Spotted Cuckoos, their plumage in puce, brown, yellow and black, perched astride tree-stumps applied with coloured flowers.

Red anchor (Raised) mark

Circa .1750.

19 cms high. (7 5/8 in)

Ref : Dr Yvonne Hackenbroch, Irwin Untermyer Collection, pl.8, fig. 16.
Taken from George Edwards `National History of Uncommon
Birds’, (London 1743-47). Vol II pl. 57.

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