Swiss "Black Forest" Carved Walnut Mount, circa 1880.
Swiss "Black Forest" Carved Walnut Mount, circa 1880.
Swiss "Black Forest" Carved Walnut Mount, circa 1880.
Swiss "Black Forest" Carved Walnut Mount, circa 1880.
Swiss "Black Forest" Carved Walnut Mount, circa 1880.

Swiss "Black Forest" Carved Walnut Mount, circa 1880.

A finely carved and stained European stag mount.  The eyes have been carved in the style of Italian marbles of the same period. Royal hunting parties of this period would mark their antlers with dyes after a hunt.  These were then presented to a carver who would carve a mount for the antlers to be displayed.