Circa 1890 French Bronze Hunt Trophy Wall Hanging of a Rabbit

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Circa 1890 French Bronze Hunt Trophy Wall Hanging of a Rabbit

SKU: 422-106B Category: Tag:

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Description

From France, circa 1890, our bronze wall hanging depicts a hunt trophy of a rabbit hanging upside down by one hind leg. This is a technique used for displaying felled game known as the Achilles tendon method. Behind the torso of the rabbit is a large hunting satchel adorned with tassels, while there is an oak branch behind the hind legs. Another motif is hanging below the satchel, possibly a priming flask, as many early guns required both standard gunpowder and a finer priming powder (which were often held in small circular containers). There is a small hole at the top of the bronze for hanging purposes, allowing it to be displayed in a gentleman’s office or game room.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor rubs and buildup. Fleabite losses to some areas. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H - 22, W - 10 3/4, D - 3

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Description

From France, circa 1890, our bronze wall hanging depicts a hunt trophy of a rabbit hanging upside down by one hind leg. This is a technique used for displaying felled game known as the Achilles tendon method. Behind the torso of the rabbit is a large hunting satchel adorned with tassels, while there is an oak branch behind the hind legs. Another motif is hanging below the satchel, possibly a priming flask, as many early guns required both standard gunpowder and a finer priming powder (which were often held in small circular containers). There is a small hole at the top of the bronze for hanging purposes, allowing it to be displayed in a gentleman’s office or game room.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor rubs and buildup. Fleabite losses to some areas. Please see photos for details.

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Circa 1890

Dimensions

H - 22, W - 10 3/4, D - 3

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