Boars Head Seal Fob, The Antiques Room, Jewellery, Antiques, Galway, West of Ireland

Boars Head – 9k Gold – Carnelian Agate – Seal Fob

495.00

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Description

Antique Georgian period 9k Gold carnelian agate seal fob.

This beautiful 9k Gold fob with a classical style frame and set with a polished Carnelian seal, engraved with the initials ‘M.J’.

In heraldry the Boars head represents hospitality.

A high quality, extremely collectible, typically Georgian fob – very wearable too!

This fob tests as solid Gold, although there is a metal liner in the lower bezel – these were often made like this for strength and durability.

Since before the Bronze age people have been using seals to make an impression (usually in wax, on paper or in clay). This Georgian seal certainly makes an impression of it’s own.

The hand carved rich burnt orange colored Carnelian is carved with a Heraldic coat of arms.

Often referred to as a armorial seal, because it would likely have been used to signify the house, or name, of the user

Price: 495 Euro

SKU: 501