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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 607

    FOUR VARIOUS SEALS

    ENGLISH, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FOUR VARIOUS SEALS
    ENGLISH, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    A gold-mounted desk seal with tapering bloodstone handle, the revolving seal with one face cut with a dog with the inscription 'FAITHFUL IN ADVERSITY', another cut with a handshake with the inscription 'TILL THEY ARE DUST' the final cut with a figure a death in a boat with a putto rowing with the inscription 'J'AMOUR FAIT PASSER LE TEMPS'; a gilt-metal mounted fob seal, the agate matrix carved with a classical lady in profile; a gold-mounted fob seal, the agate matrix carved with the name Al-Darsun in arabic; a gilt-metal fob seal, the agate matrix carved with a lion
    1 in. (25 mm.); 11/16 in. (18 mm.); 7/8 in. (22 mm.); 11/16 in. (21 mm.) wide respectively (4)


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