John Turner 1814 Antique Seal Fob, The Antiques Room, Jewellery, Antiques, Galway, West of Ireland

9K Gold Fob With Carnelian Seal – 1814

550.00

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Description

Antique 9k rose gold fob with a stylish frame and set with a polished translucent carnelian agate seal to its base.

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 coloured Carnelian is carved showcasing a man and a bull and is dated 1814.

Often referred to as a armorial seal, because it would likely have been used to signify the house, or name, of the user. This fantastic and large seal is set into an 9 carat gold mounting that is reposed with a ridged design.

The seal measures 34mm high by 28.7mm wide.

It is in wonderful condition, especially considering that it was made in the Georgian era, sometime around 1814.

It weighs 14.2 grams.

The fob tests 9k although there is a possibly a metal liner in the lower bezel – these were often made like this for strength and durability.

Price: 550 Euro

SKU: 497