Raptor Claw Brooch
Grantown Museum

This set of talons come from a bird of prey, probably a golden eagle. The claw has been made into a brooch and dates from the late 1800s.

During this period, jewellery made from animal and insect parts was considered the height of fashion. This reflected the Victorian fascination with the natural world and many women wore clothes that were decorated with feather, fur, and insects.

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Date: 1880s
Materials : Organic, Metal
Size : 11cm x 7cm x 3cm

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