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Georgian Carnelian “Mary” Intaglio Swivel Seal Ring
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A Georgian swivel seal ring modeled in gold with open wire shoulders and a carnelian slab engraved with the name “Mary.” This piece would have been impressed in hot wax to form a seal on correspondence way back in the days before postage stamps and self-adhesive envelopes.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), carnelian

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - shank looks like it was repaired or reinforced at some point

  • Size

    8.75, can be resized; 1/2" head, 1/8" shank

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