The Eulenburg Collection comes from the Hohenzollern Royal Family where they resided in the Eulenburg family estate of Liebenberg Castle in Brandenberg Germany. The Liebenberg circle can be traced to some of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s closest military and cultural advisors and was named after the castle where they frequently met and hunted. This collection is a unique record of the role hunting played in political affairs within German society. The grounds in which these hunts took place were situated on one of the Kaiser’s favorite hunting preserves. Both items in this lot are attributed to the Eulenburg Hunt Collection, from Liebenberg, Germany. Each is mounted on a 20 inch by 27 inch wood plaque carved with lion/beast designs, accented with gold paint and bearing a "W/II" Wilhelm II monogram near the bottom. A "Furst Pless" pattern hunting horn hangs freely on the front. 1) 27-point cap, measuring 46 inches wide and 37 inches tall, with a Bavarian cap plate between the antlers. 2) 23-point cap, measuring 43 inches wide and 34 inches tall, with a "Mit Gott fur Fuerst und Vaterland" cap plate. These trophies have survived traversing the Atlantic, two World Wars, and the ravages of time. These Trophies have survived traversing the Atlantic, two World Wars, and the ravages of time. The Royal Hunt Collection has been curated over a period of 40 years, inspired by a friendship with one of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s descendants. While many of the pieces were originally offered for purchase by Royal and Noble family members the collection was augmented by purchases from other collectors, auctions and individuals.
Very good with some light handling marks overall. The brass components show a mixed aged patina.
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