A truly magnificent and huge wire and composition peacock's head. The beads are foil and cellophane wrapped glass bulbs mounted on a metal cage.
This peacock was the figurehead from illuminated The Mayor's Barge at the Thames Festival, London. It was later used as part of a tableau at Blackpool Illuminations, where it sadly caught figure and the figurehead was the only part to survive. It is no longer wired so the bulbs are not operable.
N.B. Previously sold at Christies 'Out of The Ordinary' auction 3rd September 2014, Lot 48, for £1,200 plus commission.