CALLIGRAPHY - HUNTSMAN’S CERTIFICATE: Deß Durchleuchtigen Fürsten und Herrn Herrn Carl HErzogen zu Würtemberg u: Teck...
A magnificent huntsman’s certificate, with unique elaborate calligraphy in the title was issued in 1752 in Baden Württemberg, Germany, by an office of Charles Eugene , Duke of Württemberg.
Place and Year: Cleebronn, Germany, 1752.
Technique: Ink and gouache on parchment, with two wax seals in the lower part (Very Good, soft folds, small smeared sports, tiny holes in parchment) 35,5 x 51,5 cm (14 x 20.3 inches).
This highly decorative document on parchment, with an elaborate calligraphic ornament in the upper part, was made by the hunting administration of Charles Eugene (Carl Eugen), Duke of Württemberg (1728-1793), as a hunting permit for Johann Friedrich Hesselt from the Württemberg region of Zabergäu. The permit was signed and sealed at the bottom by a court head of the hunting office August Ernst von Rieben and Georg Adam Schoch.
The images in the upper part, made by a skilful calligraphic hand, showcase hunting scenes with hunters on horses on deer. A deer was a heraldic animal of the house of Württemberg and from 15th century on also the most desirable animal in regional hunting. Deer’s parts were used as trophies and for medical purposes.
References: Des hochlöbl. schwäbischen Kreises vollständiges Staats- und Addreß-Buch, 1777, p. 85.
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