Vintage Lamproptera Curius Specimens Mounted in Shadow Box Frame - Natural History Decor!


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Vintage Lamproptera Curius Specimens Mounted in Shadow Box Frame - Natural History Decor!

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Vintage from before 2000


paper, glass, tape, insect, wood frame

A perfect addition to your 'cabinet of curiosities'! These three lamproptera curius (swallowtail butterflies) are nicely mounted in a handmade shadow box, and extra little bag of parts(?) is attached in the lower left hand corner of the frame. There is a little handwritten label with both the Latin name and what I assume is either Japanese or Chinese writing. Add a cool little bit of natural history to your decor!

From Wikipedia: 'Lamproptera curius, the white dragontail, is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia where it is common. It belongs to the dragontails genus, Lamproptera, of the swallowtail family, Papilionidae.'

The frame measures 10” by 7 3/4” by 1 3/4”. Good vintage condition.

I am unable to ship this item out of the country due to it's animal nature.

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