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Four gold and hardstone desk seals, 2nd quarter 19th century
Estimate
5,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,312 USD
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94
Four gold and hardstone desk seals, 2nd quarter 19th century
Estimate
5,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,312 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of Vertu

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Four gold and hardstone desk seals, 2nd quarter 19th century
comprising: one pear-shaped seal with chalcedony handle with fluted and scroll-chased base, the bloodstone matrix carved with English arms, another with bloodstone handle and fluted base, carnelian matrix carved with English arms, a third with scroll-chased gold base and malachite handle, possibly replaced, carved with crest and motto, the last formed as a smoky quartz shard, the gold mounts engraved "Mount Sinai 1849" above pseudo calligraphy and with 18th century agate intaglio of a woman fishing for cupids
Together with a bloodstone seal with silver-gilt mounts set with pastes
heights approximately 2 1/4 in. to 3 3/8 in.
5.7cm, 8.4cm
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Provenance

The arms on the chalcedony seal are those of Pearson and on the bloodstone seal possibly Crossman.  Another engraved Mount Sinai, 1849

Sotheby's, Zurich, 13 November 1979, lots 244, and 247 part

Important English & Continental Silver & Objects of Vertu

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New York