A large taxidermy caribou (reindeer) head by C J Gunston, Quebec, Canada

An absolutely phenomenal, very large caribou head mounted on an oak shield by CJ Gunston of Quebec, Canada (stamped twice verso).

The head is in excellent overall condition.

Gunston is mentioned in several newspaper articles and adverts that can be found online dating to around 1915. It’s amazing to think of this piece’s Edwardian journey over here to the UK.

This head has great provenance having originally been sold in June 1984 by Christie’s. It hails from a substantial East Anglian estate.

A handsome piece for any wall, at home or in a commercial setting. A truly fine example with great history.


All approximate


Overall max height 114cm (antler tip to bottom of shield)

Overall max width 46cm (shield)

Overall depth 68cm

Head itself inc. antlers

Max height 102cm

Max width 43cm

Depth/protrusion from wall 68cm

Shield 69cm length x 46cm width


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note the top of the head- obviously not visible when wall mounted, and the snout. It is a mighty, handsome piece!


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