The Giant Deer (or 'Irish Elk') lived during the Pleistocene Period of the Great Ice Age. It probably originated in Siberia but migrated westward under the influence of increasing cold. Its range extended over a wide part of central Europe and Asia and the largest concentration of its remains have been found in Ireland, chiefly in the marl underlying bogland. This marl has a high calcium carbonate content, which assists in preserving the bones. The majority of these ancient antlers were discovered in caves in Counties Waterford, Cork and Clare. They have long been a feature of the Irish banqueting hall and are particularly suited to the Scottish baronial style.
When I moved the USA shop from Missouri to Montana the casts came back to England, along with the mould. Anyone interested in a faithful reproduction can let me know. An original set of Antlers achieved a sale price of £43,250 at Christies last year.
Richard Skeuse on February 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm
I am interested in a set of Irish Elk antlers. Please e mail me with a price of the casts, Thank You
Simon Clode on January 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm
The cost of our reproduction is £5000 + VAT
Thomas J. Powers, Sr. on June 10, 2016 at 3:53 pm
Hello Chris: I saw your posting on the Irish elk antlers, I would be very interested in seeing pix and discussing them.
Mr. Simens on November 18, 2016 at 3:46 am
I am interested in finding a complete, large, Irish Elk skeleton (Megaloceros Giganteus) of museum quality for a client. If not, I can settle for an original set of Irish Elk Antlers to include the original skull. If anyone can help me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.