19th century fallow deer on original black forest carved plaque that hung in Emperor Franz Joseph's castle at Eckartsau in the Southern Austrian Alps. Eckartsau was a favorite hunting schloss of the Habsburg family. Skull features the original writing on the skull which likely represents a member of Austrian nobility that would have been hunting with the Emperor.
Plaque measures approximately: 12" H x 14" W x 19" D.
Antlers: 22" spread approximately.
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.