19th century Austrian red stag on original black forest carved plaque that hung in Emperor Franz Josef's castle at Eckartsau in the Southern Austrian Alps. Eckartsau was a favorite hunting schloss of the Habsburg family. The plaque itself is decorated with a seal featuring a Prussian eagle on an orange field and on the skull is the original wappen, the Imperial Eagle of Austria marked "FJI" for Franz Josef I. This trophy is believed to be taken by Franz Josef, himself.
Plaque measures 13" H x 9" W. Total height is 26", antler spread is 20.5" and the antler depth is 17" (to the wall).
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.