Eight gold and two gold-shell fob seals, English and French, mid 18th-mid 19th centuries
12,000 - 18,000 USD
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- Bloodstone, Carnelian, Amethyst Quartz, Gold
all carved with coats-of-arms and/or crests or initials, comprising: two with bloodstone matrices; six with carnelian matrices; one with amethyst quartz matrix; and one all gold, all attached to a gold chain bracelet
Lansdell K. Christie, New York
The arms on one seal circa 1760 are those of Jemmett Browne of Riverstown co Cork, Bishop of Killaloe (1743), of Cork (1745), or Elphin (1772) and Archbishop of Tuam (1775). He married in 1773 Alice, daughter of Thomas Waterhouse. He died in 1782.