This exquisite Georgian wax seal fob features an ornate floral mounting rendered in gold with an amethyst intaglio rose at the base. It was meant to be pressed into hot wax to create a decorative seal for correspondence in the days before gummed envelopes. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.
10k gold (tests), amethyst, new 14k gold chain
1" length, 5/8" at the widest point, 18" chain
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1714 — 1837
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
A wax seal was critical for document authentication and security. It evolved into something wearable and chic.