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Two gold and hardstone desk seals with Coats of Arms, 2nd quarter 19th century
Estimate
5,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
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92
Two gold and hardstone desk seals with Coats of Arms, 2nd quarter 19th century
Estimate
5,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Two gold and hardstone desk seals with Coats of Arms, 2nd quarter 19th century
the first of faceted rock crystal supported on four seated sphinxes  above and oval engraved base, bloodstone matrix carved with arms and supporters, the other inlaid with panels of specimen hardstones, with vari-colord gold borders of chased flowers, carnelian armorial base
heights 2 3/4 in,, 2 1/2 in.
7cm, 6.4cm
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Provenance

The arms on the faceted rock crystal are those of Carolath-Beuthen of Silesia, created Princes in 1753.  The arms of the specimen hardstone seal are those of Counts Strogonov of Russia.

Specimen hardstone seal: Sotheby's, Zurich, 13 November 1979, lot 241.

Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of Vertu

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