Monday, October 24, 2011

An 1874 Victorian Bird Sarcophagus






Brass and marble mausoleum with date etched on one end and cross and anchor on the other end. There is a blue bird inside with a hand-written note which reads, "Our pet wech died Monday 19 1874 at 7:55 o'clock."

Available at Slotin.

8 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

dude.

Joey said...

exactly. It's like "Whoa..."

NealC said...

Nifty!

I think the bird's name is actually "Wee H"

tj said...

...Would I be weird if I say, I like this? 'Cause I kinda do. :o\ *shrug*

...Does "wech" mean "which"? Curious. :o)

...Thanks for sharing!

...Blessings :o)

Sister Shirley said...

This is very touching. It must have been some bird!

Joey said...

I'm feeling guilty for just burying ours in a shoe box!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this link - I purchased this item because of your post!
Jack Mord __ Thanatos.net

Joey said...

So glad you were able to get it Jack! Looks like a nice piece going to a great home!