An extraordinary piece attributed to Emperor Franz Joseph himself, this 19th century Roe Trophy hung in Eckartsau Castle, a favorite hunting schloss of the Habsburg family, in the Southern Austrian Alps. Mounted on a hand-carved gilt Black Forest plaque, featuring the original writing of "K u K", which is the abbreviated form of the German phrase kaiserlich und königlich, meaning "Kaiser and King" representing the Dual monarchy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (where Emperor Franz Joseph was Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary). This cap is also dated 1890.
Plaque alone measures 8" H x 5.25" W x .75" D Trophy measures 15" H x 5.25" W x 7" D with an antler spread of 4.25" W.
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.