Brooch with a Falcon's Talon

Scottish ()ca. 1860-1870

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

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.


  • Title: Brooch with a Falcon's Talon
  • Creator: Scottish ()
  • Date Created: ca. 1860-1870
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Scottish ()
  • Provenance: Mrs. Barbara Gold, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1988, by gift.
  • Object Type: brooches
  • Medium: falcon talon, jeweled mount
  • Geography: Place of Origin: Scotland
  • Exhibitions: Sonya Clark: Loose Strands, Tight Knots. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
  • Dimensions: 2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm) approx.
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Barbara Gold, 1988
  • Classification: Gold, Silver & Jewelry
  • Accession Number: 57.2122

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