Vintage Taxidermy, Moose Antlers, Palmate Antlers.
Pair of 18 point moose antlers, Elk antlers, with skull cap, mounted onto a wooden shield with 26 silver plaques. The main plaque reads 'ANTON PERSSONs VPR, uppsatt 1963, DALBYTRAFFEN' with a further 25 dated plaques starting from 1963 until 1987.
Moose are part of the deer family and are the largest member and fittingly have the largest set of antlers too. Moose antlers are paired and shaped like a hand with the fingers out stretched, also known as palmate antlers. The antlers grow in the spring from the males skull and are covered in a protective 'velvet', they are full formed by around September with the velvet having been shed. During mid-November and March the moose will typically lose their antlers. Currently most moose are found in Alaska, Canada, New England, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia and Russia.