Description & Technical information

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.

24 cm high, 24 cm wide (without stand)
57 cm high, 24 cm wide (with stand)

Period:  19th century
Origin:  Iran
Medium: Steel, decorated with damascened silver foliate details
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art