These are an extraordinary collection of antique Roe trophies attributed to Leopold I of Belgium, who was a German Prince who became the first King of the Belgians, following the country's independence in 1830. He ruled from July 1831 to December 1865. Mounted on a hand-carved gilt Black Forest plaque, featuring original writing on the cap, an "L", for Leopold, and the date of X/52 which refers to October of 1852. Mounted on the bottom of each plaque, just below the cap is the Kingdom of Belgium's Coat of Arms. Leopold I was also a Knight in the Royal Order of Saint Hubert, and was an avid hunter as most royals and noblemen were in that time.
Each plaque measures approximately 9"H x 7"W. Trophies range from 12" to 14" in height and 4" to 7" in depth (from antler tips to wall). Each piece sold separately.
When selecting a trophy, the item numbers for each trophy are shown on the image of each, so select the corresponding trophy number from the drop-down menu. If you are interested in a grouping, contact us for favorable pricing on multiple pieces. As these pieces sell, the images of the sold trophies will be removed from this listing. CURRENTLY: ALL THE LISTED TROPHIES HAVE BEEN SOLD. We do have additional pieces from this larger grouping that have not yet been photographed, so please contact us for details. The plaques and decoration are the same, but the actual antlers will differ. We can send images via email or tex by request.
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.