Historic red stag trophy taken during Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany's Eulenburg hunt of 1892 in Liebenburg, Germany and decorated with an original officer's wappen from the officer's pickelhaube or helmet and the original fürst pless hunting Horn used in the hunt. Also mounted on the bottom of the plaque is the badge of Kaiser Wilhelm II (that only the Kaiser and his adjutant generals wore). The Fürst-Pless-Horn was named in 1880 by Hans Heinrich XI, Prince of Pless, the Colonel Jägermeister under the Emperors Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II. Hand-carved linden wood gryphon plaque. We believe that this trophy was likely taken by Kaiser Wilhelm II himself. A massive red stag trophy that is most impressive in person.
Part of The European hunt collection presented by Laurier Blanc, this collection of antique hunting trophies from Royal and Noble European families has been examined and appraised by James Supp of Coronado Trading Company, who is best known for his work with the PBS production "Antiques Roadshow." Certificate of Authenticity provided.
Plaque itself measures 30"H x 20"W and overall measurements are approximately 50" wide, 39"H and 25"D.