A Rare Falconer’s Hunting Bag, c. 1675 – 1750


Item ref: 2748

  • Germany
  • Chamois leather, tanned leather, silk, metal, and sewing yarn
  • 25.5 cm / 10 in x 26.5 cm / 10.4 in


Private collection, Austria

Bags of this type, or Jagdtaschen, are included among the traditional accoutrements of the gentleman falconers illustrated in German paintings and engravings during the 18th century. Foremost among these are the superbly detailed falconry and hunting plates by Johann Elias Ridinger (1698-1767), which show these bags with their characteristic decorated strings worn prominently at the hip. 

An 18th century chamois Jadgtasche of near-identical construction is in the von Kienbusch Collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.