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Antique Victorian Gold and Bronze Falcon Bird Stickpin

$2,400

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This one of a kind, Victorian stickpin shows a falcon immortalized in bronze and gold. The bird of prey perches, chained on his bar in an alert, mighty pose. The bronze has a slight green patina. The top perch and chain are 20Kt gold. The pin is 9Kt gold, a stronger metal. The falcon's feathers are realistically etched from head, to underside to tail. It's wings are in an accurate still position. Falconry has existed from mountain to valley around the world since ancient times. A falconer devotes intensive months and passion working with his birds to accomplish freeing the falcon to hunt and return. The falcon flies high with astounding speed. Once bird and owner bond in trust, they spend years together opening a wonder of nature to the falconer. The stickpin is in perfect condition. Beak to tail measures 1 1/4 inches. The pin measures 4 inches. Weight is 12.2 grams. c. 1880. Likely English

Details

  • Metal
    Gold,Bronze
  • Weight
    12.2 g
  • Dimensions
    Length: 4 in. (101.6 mm)
  • Style
    Late Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    Late 19th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    c.1880
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: #41511stDibs: LU329633151

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    Ships From: Stamford, CT
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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