This Georgian wax seal fob features a red tassie intaglio of a pansy beneath the French words “à vous” meaning “thinking of you”. A sweet message that was meant to be pressed into hot wax to create a decorative seal for correspondence in the days before gummed envelopes.
gold cased fob, glass, new 14k gold chain
Very good - gold casing is worn away in places
3/4" length, 1/2" width, 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.