Melbourne Museum Insect Paperweight
Weighed down by Beetlemania?
Made specially for Museums Victoria, this funky paperweight features an image of a Longicorn Beetle from Eastern Australia (Aridaeus thoracicus [formerly Cyltus thoracicus]), from a plate from a published work by 19th Century illustrator and zoologist Edward Donovan, held in the Museum's collection. A great admirer of New Holland's native flora and fauna, Donovan's is the first published description of the species.
Paperweight measures 80mm in diameter and comes beautifully gift boxed.
Made in the United Kingdom