Georgian gilt seal with “Tho lost to sight” Intaglio c1790

Georgian gilt seal with “Tho lost to sight” Intaglio c1790

Code: 9.2

RESERVED

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 a gilt metal seal which has a rectangular base set with a blue stone with claw settings.

The stone is engraved with the following words, in reverse, “Tho lost to sight to memory dear”

The seal has carved base and handle and is topped with a suspension loop.

The seal measures 22mm x 14mm x 11mm and is in 90% mint condition – the handle leans slightly to one side and there are a two claws missing.