The treasure of the huntsman
Antique brooch made of gold & stag teeth, around 1950
The rudimentary canine teeth of the red deer, which are considered valuable hunting trophies, are called grandels. They are the most beautiful adornment of the hunter's wife or the huntsman himself. The brooch here holds a pair of the coveted trophies high karat yellow gold. A classic oak leaf motif frames the grands and visually takes us to the native forest where the deer live, whose trophies adorn the centre of the clasp-shaped work. Until recently, brooches were among the indispensable pieces of jewellery. No lady would have left the house around 1950 without a brooch; without a brooch, the clothes were not complete. Crafted in the years around 1950, the brooch comes from the estate of a land manager in Westphalia. It is wonderfully preserved and can still be worn today without restriction. A pretty piece of jewellery with the most beautiful grands, in the long tradition of courtly hunting jewellery.
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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.