STUNNING RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER MOUNTED CARVED CLENCHING HAND DESK WAX SEAL. This is a stunning Rare Georgian Solid Silver Mounted Carved Clenching Hand Desk Wax seal , this would date to circa 1820 making it at nearly 200 years old, the detailing is stunning, the handle has been crafted and carved in the form of a clenching hand which is holding a ball within its grasp, the detailing is breath taking, you can see each nail has been carved beautifully, the carved knuckles on the hand to the folds in the skin, it is so very life like, on the wrist you will see a wonderful carved rope twist cuff which sits on a carved turned pedestal, this then has a solid silver collar which would then attach to a watch chain , this is then mounted on the most stunning Solid Silver circular seal which has a smooth finish, the seal itself is a bloodstone matrix with engraved initials. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, this i believe would have once belonged to a wealthy Gentleman and been used daily to seal his letter, he would have written his letter with a quill pen and then folded the paper, using heated sealing wax this would have been dripped on to the edge of the letter and while still hot he would have used his fob seal to imprint his crest, when dry the wax would have given a secure seal to the letter, this was in a time when letter writing was very important and sent daily, if this seal could talk i bet it would have some fascinating stories to tell, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice.Please study the photos as this is an extremely rare seal, this does not have any hallmarks which isnt unusual for Georgian period but has been tested as is solid silver, its so extremely rare. Just over 4.5 cm height. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "STUNNING RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER MOUNTED CARVED CLENCHING HAND DESK WAX SEAL" is in sale since Thursday, June 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver".
The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.