~ANTIQUE DESK SEALS~
Ring; England, engraved and enameled gold, circa 1649. Enamelled gold commemorative ring, the oval bezel with a revolving centre. On the obverse, an intaglio portrait of Charles I and on the reverse a skull between CR a coronet above and a royal crown below. Inscribed GLORIA and VANITAS. The border inscribed behind IA: the 30/1648 The hoop engraved inside Emigravit gloria Angl
Wax seal used by Abraham Lincoln during his presidency.
"A refusal of annulment would require recourse to extreme measures for the good of the kingdom which we would not hesitate to take" -- 1530 letter from English noblemen 'asking' the pope to annul the Henry VIII/Catherine of Aragon marriage. 81 wax seals on red silk ribbons, attached to a 3-ft-wide parchment. From the Vatican Secret Archives, on display in 2012 for the first time.
Sapphire seal with the arms of Knyvett, made in England, c.1580 -- The seal most likely belonged to Sir Thomas Knyvett the younger, who was knighted in 1579/80 when he was made High Sheriff of Norfolk. Sir Thomas was also married to the daughter of Queen Elizabeth I’s Treasurer of the Household […]
LavishShoestring.com | Seal Place of origin: London, England (made) Date: ca. 1749-1754 (made) Artist/Maker: Charles Gouyn's factory (manufacturer) Materials and Techniques: Porcelain painted with enamels, and with a carnelian intaglio and gold mounting
19c French Ormolu & Crystal Wax Seal, Figural Cherubs & Nymphs
Art Deco Gold, Platinum, Carved Coral, Diamond and Black Enamel Seal, Cartier, Paris 18 kt., the circular gold seal centering two engraved interlocking V's, edged with black enamel, accented by rose-cut diamonds, topped by a carved coral mythical creature carrying its baby wrapped in feathers on its back, approximately 58.0 x 21.0 mm., signed Cartier, Paris, no. 65498, with French assay mark, circa 1925.
Two early 19th century desk seals The first with bell-shaped hardstone handle and gold cased bloodstone matrix engraved as an armorial, 9.0cm high; the second with faceted rock crystal handle and gold cased oval foiled rock crystal matrix engraved with crest and motto, 5.0cm high, both circa 1830