Pair of Georgian Seals

Sale price Price $725.00 Regular price $950.00

 

Traditionally, sealing wax was used not only to seal the letter against tampering but also to identify the sender, as people maintained personal and family seals for the purpose. The idea of using a personal seal for identification dates from the earliest civilizations and survives today in the form of rubber stamps and embossers. Still, there is nothing quite like a wax seal for adding a bit of regency elegance to your notes and letters.

The hallmark of Georgian jewelry is its incredibly ornate metalwork. Only hand fabrication could achieve this level of artistry. Furthermore, hand-crafted jewelry doesn’t have porosity (surface pitting in the metal). This perfect pair of Georgian seals is a combo you cannot miss out on, both packed with intricate detail despite their size. One in Pinchbeck, engraved with a leaping rabbit representing good fortune, and the other seal is in warm 9k gold, inscribed "B." 

 

Materials and Features: one seal is in pinchbeck, other is in 9k gold

Age/Origin: Georgian

Measurements: need

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.  

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.