Qajar Steel Falcon

Iran, 19th century

24 cm high, 24 cm wide (without stand)

57 cm high, 24 cm wide (with stand)

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Qajar Steel Falcon



Standing on a quadruped perch, this elegant falcon is made of steel and decorated with damascened silver foliate details. Its folded wings are painted with feather-like details, whilst the decorations around its eyes and head portray a covering hood used during falconry training. Its plain, yet distinctive, peak charmingly curves downwards whilst its graceful posture is emphasised by a floral cartouche on the falcon’s breast. Its robust legs and sharp curving feet rest on top of the perch, which is in two parts: the upper part of the perch has a cross beam resting on a long spike, whilst the lower section has a long socket to take the spike and rests on four curving legs. The falcon is secured to the beam by means of two screws with circular grips.

Qajar Steel Falcon


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