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  • 19th c Austrian Roe Deer Trophies on Original Black Forest Plaques with Heraldic Austrian Crests

  • $345.00

  • This historic grouping of 19th c Austrian Roe Deer trophies are each mounted on an original, Black Forest plaque with painted heraldic crests below the cap. Each of these trophies originated from Eckartsau Castle, the popular hunting Schloss of the Habsburg family located in the Southern Austrian Alps. The crests are from noble families of Austria, and there are three styles available. The first is a split crest with a black field and white diagonal stripe on one side and a red field with a black cross. The second is a split crest with an orange field and crown in the upper portion and a black field with three white crescents in the lower portion. Last is a green field with a griffon head.

    There are 14 total pieces available in the grouping, five of the red and black, eight of the orange and black, and one of the green. The plaques feature a classic Black Forest theme of oak leaves and acorns which frame the full-cap mount.

    Plaques measure 6.5"W x 9.5"H each and the total height of each ranges from 13" - 15" from the bottom edge of the plaque to the tips of the antlers.

    Plaques are all original with a single wire hanger on the back (shown) for hanging. The full cap trophies are in various conditions, but mostly good with some caps having minor losses. The plaques are patinated with surface wear present. Some of the plaques have some gilt accents around the heraldic badges. When making your selection, please contact us to make a selection of a specific trophy or grouping by phone (713) 485-0071 or email to 

    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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