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The smaller hood for a Merlin the larger hood for a Peregrine falcon
Late 19th Century
SIZE: a 9cm high – 3½ ins high (including feathers)
b 8.5cm high – 3¼ ins high (including feathers)
Adriann Mollen was Prince Alexander of the Netherlands professional falconer. Prince Alexander was president of the Royal Loo Hawking Club and in the area surrounding the Palace of Het Loo he developed ideal conditions for heron falconry. The area was also on a migration route for peregrine falcons, which were caught and trained for numerous European Royal dynasties. Mollen became famous not only for his reputation as a sympathetic falconer, but also for his technical skill in producing falconry equipment.