The Peregrine Falcon (Latin name Falco peregrinus) is one of the world’s most widespread birds of prey. Large and powerful, with strong wings and a short tail, it takes its name from the Latin word peregrinus, meaning ‘wanderer’ or ‘pilgrim’, perhaps because of its migratory habits. Its breeding range is immense, stretching from the Arctic regions to the tropics. But its relative abundance does not in any way detract from its elegance, power and beauty.
The artists at Bronte Porcelain have created two contrasting images of the Peregrine Falcon in order to capture the most important aspects of its character: its beauty and its power. The Peregrine Falcon Perched Vase can be elegantly paired with the Peregrine Falcon Stooping Vase, on which more information can be found here.
The elegant Hanley vase is cast in fine bone china and stands an imposing 255mm (10 inches) tall. Onto its elegant surface our artist paints by hand the majestic peregrine falcon at rest, but poised and attentive, on the lookout for its prey of small birds and mammals. The rock on which it stands and the coastal landscape in the background, like the tiny details of the bird’s plumage and markings, are achieved through the painstaking application of ceramic colours.
The finishing touch for the vase is a band of 22 carat gold around the rim, and a personalised inscription can also be added to the base by the artist. The vase comes with a hand-made mahogany stand and in a hand-made, silk-lined presentation box.
Vase Height: 255mm
Vase Height including Plinth: 295mm
Vase Diameter: 107mm
Plinth Diameter: 180mm
Painted by Tony Young