20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 7,500
A VICTORIAN GOLD-MOUNTED BROWN BANDED ONYX HAND-SEAL
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The baluster handle with mounts chased with flowers and foliage, the bloodstone matrix cut with the initials 'AE' with Prince of Wales's badge issuing from a coronet above
3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high
The initials are for Prince Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII (1901-1910).
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