Brooch with a Falcon's Talon

Brooch with a Falcon's Talon

c. 1860-1870

Falcon talon, jeweled mount

2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm)


Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland (no. 57.2122)

“Queen Victoria was proud of her Scottish ancestry, and this was reflected in the popularity of Scottish design visible in jewelry dating to the Romantic Period (1837-1860). During this period, brooches incorporating the foot of a game bird set in gold or silver and adorned with gems became fashionable.” — Walters Art Museum

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Reproduced courtesy of the Walters Art Museum.