This is an antique Habsburg Red Stag trophy on an eighteenth century acanthus leaf and gilt ribbon hand-carved plaque with original Furst Pless hunt horn. Decorating the half-cap is original crown medal hardware. There are two like this available, making them a very rare pair. This trophy features some out of the ordinary coloring. It has softer, earthier tones to it that almost enter into the realm of ocean blue. The acanthus leaves and their flowing detail are quite remarkable. So delicate and lush in appearance. They give the piece a striking nature. And its antlers are like outstretched arms and fingers, majestic in size.
Measures 52"H (from the bottom of the hanging horn), 51"W and 22"D.
Part of The European Hunt Collection, this collection of antique hunting trophies has been examined and appraised by James Supp of Coronado Trading Co., who is best known for his work with the PBS production "Antiques Roadshow." All pieces in this collection have been examined and appraised and come with a Certificate of Authenticity document.
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