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    Sale 5217

    Antique & Collectable Jewellery

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    A group of ten late 18th and early 19th century fob seals

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A group of ten late 18th and early 19th century fob seals
    Including: one early 19th century oval cornelian, the engraved armorial with motto Grata Manu; a late 18th century example with chalcedony swivel matrix, the engraved armorial with the motto chase, the handle with modelled eagle crest and motto deus Nobiscum; an 18th century example of trumpet shape with oval cornelian matrix engraved with crest and monogram; a 19th century seal with foiled citrine enraved crest and motto Virtutis Gloria Merces; a 19th century gold citrine with engraved armorial; one with cornelian matrix engraved with the head profile of a man; and four other fob seals (10)


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    Post Lot Text

    The seal with the quartered shield and motto Grata Manu, can be attributed to the arms of Sir William Pratt Call (1781-1851), 2nd Baronet of Cornwell. He was the son of a Military engineer, Sir John Call, MP, 1st Baronet, and his wife, Philidelphia, daughter of William Batty, MD. William Pratt Call succeed to the Baronetcy in 1801. He married Lady Louisa Forbes in 1806 and had one son and four daughters.
    The 18th century chalcedony seal amorial is probably of for Gordon of Banff.