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 seal is damaged. The handle has broken off but this is such a delightful intaglio that it is deserving of restoration.
The gilt shank has an oval base set with a foil backed light orange stone with the words in reverse “Do not tarry but marry”
There is also a wedding band between the two lines
I can only presume that this seal was struck with such force when making a wax impression that the handle broke off!
The base has a ribbed design and there is half the strut handle remaining
The seal base measures 15mm x 11mm
The seal has obvious damage.