Victorian agate hoof fob with intaglio seal c1850

Victorian agate hoof fob with intaglio seal c1850

Code: 9.569

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This is a Victorian fob made circa 1850

The seal has a round base set with a green hardstone and features an intaglio of a flower.

This is seal was designed to be used with hot wax for sealing letters.

I have made an impression of this seal using hot wax to show that the seal works as intended and also to give a clearer image of the intaglio.

The wax impression comes in a small plastic case and is included with the seal.

This is set into a gilt shank.

The handle of the seal is made from a solid piece of agate carved into a hoof.

The seal has a suspension loop

The seal measures 35mm long x 8mm wide

The seal is in 90% mint condition – a small repair to the suspension loop and shank. Plus some small chips to the very tip of the hoof.