This piece is inspired by blue and white pottery, known by different names from many different countries, including Delft or Delftware, transferware (French), or pinyin (Chinese).
The roe deer, also known as a roebuck, is native to the UK and smaller than our average American whitetail. Roe deer typically have no more than three antler points- this one has three points budding from each antler, indicating that the deer was a fully grown adult.
This skull was salvaged from a group of antique skulls and antlers imported from the UK.
The total length of the skull, including antlers, measures about 12 inches. It sits upright, but can also be hung from a hook on the wall by simply tying a ribbon or chain behind the skull, through the bones behind the eyes.
It has been sealed with a protective clear coat, but is not suitable for outdoor display.