LOVELY LARGE GEORGIAN GOLD GILT CITRINE MOUNTED FOB WAX SEAL. This is a Large Georgian Gold Gilt & Citrine Mounted fob Wax Seal, this wonderful Georgian Fob Seal dates to circa 1790 making it 228 years old, the body of the fob Wax seal is crafted in gold gilt metal and has such wonderful elegant and timeless look with its classic bell shape handle with open pierced scroll work, this is framed beautifully to the top and bottom with wonderful reeded decoration , which is typical of the Georgian period, this then finish's at the top with a gold gilt colour loop, this is set with a lovely edge cut citrine stone which sparkles, the size is impressive, larger than most i have seen, this hasnt been personalised and is free from any family crest, this is then framed with a beautiful gold gilt banded border, the detailing is very elegant as you would expect in the Georgian period, this i believe would have once belonged to a wealthy Gentleman of the 18th century and hung from his watch chain and is of a large size, it would been used daily to seal his letter making it secure and also when delivered the recipient would know who the sender was by the wording on the seal itself, this was in a time when letter writing was very important and sent daily, 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. Seal end 2.5 cm by 2 cm.
The Citrine stone has a chip to one corner, just mentioned for accuracy. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "LOVELY LARGE GEORGIAN GOLD CITRINE MOUNTED FOB WAX SEAL" is in sale since Thursday, January 31, 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.