This grouping of hunting trophies originated from the Eckartsau castle of Emperor Franz Josef in the Southern Austrian Alps. Eckartsau was a favourite hunting schloss of the Habsburg family. The Heraldic badge appears to be a crest of a noble Austrian family, here we have four badge styles: a split field with a lion and a red and white shield; a bull's head on a blue and red shield; an eagle above a field of seven towers with a sun and moon; and a split field with red and white stripes on one side and a double cross at the top of a hill.
These half-cap trophies are mounted on original, Black Forest plaques which have been hand-carved in an oak leaf and acorn theme. As each is handmade, there are slight variances in size and finish. There are six trophies here, in four different badge styles (two in the lion/stripe style and two in the bull style with one of each in the remaining styles. Please contact us to select individual pieces. These are all available to purchase individually, but we can also offer special pricing on a grouping.
The plaque alone measures 7.5" W x 8" H. The total height of these trophies ranges from 12" to 14" and a depth between 4" and 7" each. Please contact us for individual measurements if needed.
Part of The European Hunt collection, this collection of antique hunting trophies from German and Austrian royalty and houses of nobility 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.