This early 1800s fob was designed to be stamped in hot wax to create a seal correspondence. A Georgian era writer of letters would have a variety of seals on hand with different images and phrases that would give the receiver an indication of the message’s tone. This gold-cased fob features a citrine intaglio with the Latin phrase “Tecum Vivere Amem, Tecum Obire Libens” surrounding a forget me not. The quote comes from the Roman poet, Horace, and translates as “I would love to live with you, willingly would I die with you.”
1714 — 1837
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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.