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Georgian Chalcedony Galleon Wax Seal Necklace

$900

This small scale Georgian wax seal fob is fashioned in gold, with a chalcedony slab etched with the image of a mighty galleon ship. While not inherently linked to piracy, galleons occasionally served as the vessels of choice for pirates seeking to navigate the high seas, capitalizing on their robust construction and ample cargo space for their illicit activities. Was this owned by a pirate? Not likely, but not impossible. The tiny intaglio would have been impressed into hot sealing wax to form a seal on correspondence.

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  • Materials

    10k gold (tests), chalcedony, new 14k gold chain

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    3/4", 18" chain

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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.

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