The Henrijean Big Game Trophy Collection
by Adam Schoon, Tennants Auctioneers
I first met Jacques and Micheline Henrijean during a valuation visit to their home close to the Forêt de Soignies in Belgium in December 2007 where I found one of the most remarkable big game trophy collections I had ever seen, the majority of which had been taken, not by Jacques, but by Micheline. The trophies are from all parts of the world, and represent some of the highest skills of the art of taxidermy. Tennants are privileged to have been instructed to sell this amazing collection of trophies, which comprises 180 lots and is particularly strong in species of sheep, goat and ibex - indeed the motif chosen to represent the Henrijean collection is that of a pair of Markhor horns. This specimen is estimated to sell for £600-£900.