Fins have NOT been broken off as is typical to these. I will do my best to as answer your questions. The modern European tradition of artistic trophies was started in the late 1800's as fishing for sport became popular. The affluent began to travel all over the world in pursuit of game fish. As interest in fishing grew, the practice of preserving large or important fish became fashionable and skin mounts were unreliable so artists turned to wood and thus began creating life-size models.
Russell (1819/20-1893) of Scotland was one of the first professional model maker. Russell's daughter Dhuie painted many of his pieces and subsequently those of her husband John Tully who was an apprentice to Russel. Russell's studio, the Fochabers Studio, made models for the prestigious C.
Which ran advertisements in its catalogue from 1891 into the 1930s for Fochabers fish models. The item "Atlantic Salmon wood carving fish wall mount JOHN TULLY Scotland 1900's" is in sale since Wednesday, November 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives".The seller is "treasurehunt_antiques" and is located in Gaylord, Michigan. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.