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Background imageClaw Collection: Little Turtle / Miami

Little Turtle / Miami
Chief of the Miami tribe who led a number of raids on settlers in the Northwest Territory. He was forced to sign the Treaty of Greenville in 1795

Background imageClaw Collection: Bubo coromandus, dusky eagle owl

Bubo coromandus, dusky eagle owl
A watercolour of the dusky eagle owl (Bubo coromandus) by an unknown artist, (c. 1840), part of the Lord Ashton Collection held in the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageClaw Collection: Spheniscus magellanicus, Magellanic penguin

Spheniscus magellanicus, Magellanic penguin
Ff. 83. Watercolour painting by George Forster made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageClaw Collection: Christmas card in the shape of a lobster

Christmas card in the shape of a lobster. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClaw Collection: Pygoscelis antarcticus, chinstrap penguin

Pygoscelis antarcticus, chinstrap penguin
Ff. 82. Watercolour painting by George Forster annotated Aptenodytes antartica and made during Captain James Cooks second voyage to explore the southern continent (1772-75)

Background imageClaw Collection: Guinness Advertisement

Guinness Advertisement
A humorous advertisement illustration which shows a man frantically running to save his bottle of Guinness which is sat between the imminent grasp of a large heavy machinery claw. Date: circa 1939

Background imageClaw Collection: Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Pero Y Espana?

Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Pero Y Espana? (But What About Spain?). Republican postcard by Josep Renau with text by Juan Negrin. Edited in Barcelona by the Propaganda Undersecretary (1938). SPAIN

Background imageClaw Collection: Devils claw, Proboscidea fragrans

Devils claw, Proboscidea fragrans (Fragrant martynia, Martynia fragrans). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by G. Barclay after Miss Sarah Drake from John Lindley

Background imageClaw Collection: Side, front and back of the leg of a dodo

Side, front and back of the leg of a dodo in the British Museum. Illustration drawn and lithographed by Joseph Dinkel from Hugh Edwin Strickland and Alexander Gordon Melvilles The Dodo

Background imageClaw Collection: Kaka beak, Clianthus puniceus

Kaka beak, Clianthus puniceus
Kaka beak, crimson clianthus or glory pea, Clianthus puniceus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after a botanical illustration by Miss Jane Taylor from Benjamin Maund and the Rev

Background imageClaw Collection: X-Ray - Claw Foot

X-Ray - Claw Foot. Part of Box 165 Boswell Collection - X-Rays. Date: circa 1900

Background imageClaw Collection: Bagh-nakh

Bagh-nakh
Bagh Nakh, Tigers Claw. Two brass rings (for the fingers) attached to a brass plate with four steel claws. For the left hand. Obtained from a dacoit in Belgaum District, india, 1945

Background imageClaw Collection: Chelodina longicollis, eastern long-necked turtle

Chelodina longicollis, eastern long-necked turtle
Lithograph by Edward Lear of drawing by James de Carle Sowerby. Plate from Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles, drawn from life (1872)

Background imageClaw Collection: Callinectes sapidus, blue crab

Callinectes sapidus, blue crab

Background imageClaw Collection: Macrocheira kaempferi, giant Japanese giant spider crab

Macrocheira kaempferi, giant Japanese giant spider crab
Specimen of the giant Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi). This bottom-feeding, deep-sea crustacean is the largest crab in the world reaching a leg span of almost 4m

Background imageClaw Collection: Advert for James Aitchison brooches 1883

Advert for James Aitchison brooches 1883
James Aitchison, manufacturer of National Scottish Jewellery. From birds shot in the Highlands of Scotland, mounted as brooches in gold and silver, and set with Scotch Cairngorms stones. 1883

Background imageClaw Collection: Byzantine Art. Relief depicting a lion on the facade of the

Byzantine Art. Relief depicting a lion on the facade of the Church of St. Nicholas, built in the 13th century and remodeled in 18th and 19th centuries. Mesopotam. Albania

Background imageClaw Collection: Art Nouveau design, Ex Ungue Leonem

Art Nouveau design, Ex Ungue Leonem
Art Nouveau design with the Latin proverb: Ex Ungue Leonem (We know the lion by his claw). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageClaw Collection: Collared Lemmings large winter claw of a forepaw

Collared Lemmings large winter claw of a forepaw - adapted for digging snow (Dicrostonyx torquatus). Taimyr peninsula, Kara sea shore, North of Siberia, Russian Arctic

Background imageClaw Collection: Down by the Sea - Catch of the Season - Crab biting a toe

Down by the Sea - Catch of the Season - Crab biting a toe
Down by the Sea - The Catch of the Season - A pesky Crab bites the toe of a late Victorian / early Edwardian lady having a paddle through the rockpools

Background imageClaw Collection: Anthracoceros albirostris convexus, Oriental pied hornbill

Anthracoceros albirostris convexus, Oriental pied hornbill
Plate 39, painting by Pieter Cornelius de Bevere, from the Loten Collection of coloured drawings of Birds, Mammals, Insects & Plants, (1754-57)

Background imageClaw Collection: Plate 90 from the John Reeves Collection

Plate 90 from the John Reeves Collection
John Reeves, a 19th Century Tea Inspector, travelled to Canton, China in order to develop a large collection of Chinese natural history drawings

Background imageClaw Collection: Portunus pelagicus, blue swimming crab

Portunus pelagicus, blue swimming crab
Plate 50 from Zoological drawings by Ferdinand Bauer. Ventral view of the large swimming crab native to Indo-Pacific waters

Background imageClaw Collection: Martes flavigula, yellow-throated marten

Martes flavigula, yellow-throated marten
Plate from the collection of drawings of mammals and birds from Nepal, 1818-1858, by Bryan Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894)

Background imageClaw Collection: Platycercus exmius, eastern rosella

Platycercus exmius, eastern rosella
Plate 18 from Ferdinand Lucas Bauers zoological watercolours and drawings observed during Captain Matthew Flinders circumnavigational survey of Australia (Investigator 1801-1803)

Background imageClaw Collection: Man holding two large lobsters

Man holding two large lobsters. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageClaw Collection: Greetings card in the shape of a lobster

Greetings card in the shape of a lobster with a bowl of boiled eggs and salad. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClaw Collection: X-Ray - Claw foot

X-Ray - Claw foot. Part of Box 165 Boswell Collection - X-Rays. Date: circa 1900

Background imageClaw Collection: Sphinxs paw from Memphis. 2000-1000 BC. Egypt

Sphinxs paw from Memphis. 2000-1000 BC. Egypt
Paw of a large sphinx with lions claws. Quartzite. Middle or New Kingdom. C. 2000-1000 BC. From Memphis, Egypt. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageClaw Collection: Greek Art. Archaic Age. 6th century BCE. Bronze tripod foot

Greek Art. Archaic Age. 6th century BCE. Bronze tripod foot with six reliefs depicting: 1-Woman holding a horse by the reins, 2 - Lion and Scorpion

Background imageClaw Collection: Bronze vase as lions foot. 7th-6th Century B. C. Archaic Age

Bronze vase as lions foot. 7th-6th Century B. C. Archaic Age
Bronze vase as lions foot. 7th-6th Century B.C. Archaic Age. Olympia Archaeological Museum. Ilia Province. Peloponnese region. Greece

Background imageClaw Collection: Circular Bookcase

Circular Bookcase
A handsome 7 tier circular moveable bookcase with lions head handles and claw feet. The whole magnificent structure surmounted by an antique style lamp Date: 1810

Background imageClaw Collection: Advertisement, Procter & Company

Advertisement, Procter & Company, direct importers of Enamel, Gem, Gold & Silver, & Tiger Claws, The Indian Art Gallery, Oxford Street, London. 1883

Background imageClaw Collection: Fisherman with lobsters and cat, St Ives, Cornwall

Fisherman with lobsters and cat, St Ives, Cornwall
Fisherman with his catch of lobsters, and a cat on his shoulders, St Ives, Cornwall. circa 1970s

Background imageClaw Collection: Bag with punning verse on a Christmas card

Bag with punning verse on a Christmas card
Bag with crab and punning verse on a Christmas card. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageClaw Collection: Lobster and seaweed

Lobster and seaweed
A lobster surrounded by seaweed. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageClaw Collection: Crab and seaweed

Crab and seaweed
A crab surrounded by seaweed. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageClaw Collection: France - Arcachon - Oyster Gatherer

France - Arcachon - Oyster Gatherer
A wonderful postcard photograph of a woman Oyster Gatherer (Parqueuse) from Arcachon in the Gironde department in southwestern France

Background imageClaw Collection: Tenontosaurus attacked by Deinonychus

Tenontosaurus attacked by Deinonychus
Detail of Deinonychus claw from a full scale animated model of a Tenontosaurus being attacked by five Deinonychus, made by Kokoro Co. Japan for The Natural History Museum

Background imageClaw Collection: Eocarcinus, the oldest crab fossil ever found

Eocarcinus, the oldest crab fossil ever found
Three centimetres long and only a little longer than a finger nail. Discovered in Gloucestershire in the nineteenth century. This crab lived 180 million years ago

Background imageClaw Collection: Fregilupus varius

Fregilupus varius specimen collected in Reunion

Background imageClaw Collection: Colourful illustration of a mermaid and a lobster

Colourful illustration of a mermaid and a lobster
Plate 57 from Louis Renards Poissons, Ecrevisses et Crabes, Vol 2, 1754. This was the earliest known work on fish to be produced in colour

Background imageClaw Collection: Archilochus colubris, ruby-throated hummingbird

Archilochus colubris, ruby-throated hummingbird
Drawing 58 (Ewan 20) from the Botanical and zoological drawings (1756-1788) by William Bartram

Background imageClaw Collection: Plate 94 from the John Reeves Collection

Plate 94 from the John Reeves Collection
John Reeves, a 19th Century Tea Inspector, travelled to Canton, China in order to develop a large collection of Chinese natural history drawings

Background imageClaw Collection: Hyas araneus, great spider crab

Hyas araneus, great spider crab
Plate 112 from a collection of watercolour sketches by William W. Ellis (?-1785) made on Captain James Cooks third voyage to explore the south (1776-1780)

Background imageClaw Collection: LS Plate 90 from the John Reeves Collection

LS Plate 90 from the John Reeves Collection
John Reeves, a 19th Century Tea Inspector, travelled to Canton, China in order to develop a large collection of Chinese natural history drawings

Background imageClaw Collection: Cetiosauriscus stewarti

Cetiosauriscus stewarti
A fossil front left foot belonging to the Cetiosauriscus, a Sauropod dinosaur, discovered in Peterborough, England. It dates back 158 million years



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