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    Sale 5384

    Vintage & Modern Jewels at South Kensington

    11 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    A 19th century gold, enamel and cornelian desk seal

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century gold, enamel and cornelian desk seal
    The handle modelled as the head of an eagle with cabochon ruby eyes and blue enamel and engraved detail, the oval cornelian seal matrix engraved with armorial with the motto 'Though not the cat but a glove,' circa 1890


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