Chess piece sable mount

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Does anyone here have chess piece sable mount ?
They are always done as floor pedestals .
I am interested in seeing your mount and knowing if you like it. I have never seen one in person but I think they are really cool looking! Thank you for sharing yours!
 

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I felt the same way and combined a zebra chess piece mount with the sable. I wouldn't change anything.

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I think the chess piece mounts do look good but looking at sable/roan reference pictures I have never seen a live animal with that posture, they may be out there but I just haven’t seen them. I’m a stickler for anatomically correct taxidermy. That’s just my opinion. I sort of hope that they are out there because they are starting to grow on me.
 

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Not quite a chess piece type but I just finished this piece a week or two ago.
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All very nicely done! Thank you all for sharing!
 

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I think the chess piece mounts do look good but looking at sable/roan reference pictures I have never seen a live animal with that posture, they may be out there but I just haven’t seen them. I’m a stickler for anatomically correct taxidermy. That’s just my opinion. I sort of hope that they are out there because they are starting to grow on me.

Hunt anything , you have exactly landed on why I asked in original post if the owner liked their chess piece mount. I think they look great on a floor pedestal . Not sure they look “real” . I have until next august to make my decision
 

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Does anyone here have chess piece sable mount ?
They are always done as floor pedestals .
I am interested in seeing your mount and knowing if you like it. I have never seen one in person but I think they are really cool looking! Thank you for sharing yours!

Sable_Shoulder_Mount_Pedestal_20171107_1212.jpeg
 
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We at Life- Form Taxidermy will gladly assist. Don't hesitate should there be any questions. Regards

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Extreme arched neck pose seems stressed or unnatural to me. The regular pedestal mount with natural pose is one thing and looks ok. The “knight” chess piece pose is something else. Reminds me of the Prancing Pony Inn sign in the village of Bree outside the Shire in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings :)
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Stylized taxidermy mounts aren’t my thing. IMO, that type stylization is best left to artistic interpretations like the pre-historic cave paintings in Europe or the Nazca images in Peru or the rock art of the SW or the white chalk horse of Uffington- pic below :) etc.
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