22 January 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
THREE GOLD AND GILT-METAL-MOUNTED FOB SEALS AND ONE HARDSTONE FOB SEAL
ENGLISH, 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY
A double-ended agate fob seal, with the crest of FitzHerbert at one end, at the other the arms of FitzHerbert impaling Alleyne, for William FitzHerbert, later 4th Bt. (1808-1896) and his wife Annie (d. 1864), second daughter of Sir Reginald Abel Alleyne, 2nd Bt. whom he married in 1836; A gold-mounted fob seal with handle decorated with scrolls and shells, the agate matrix engraved with the arms of FitzHerbert impaling Beresford quartering others for Sir Henry FitzHerbert, 3rd Bt. (1783-1858) and his wife Agnes (d. 1863), 2nd daughter of the Reverend William Beresford, whom he married in 1805; A gilt-metal mounted fob seal, the crystal matrix engraved with the initials 'WF', presumbly for Sir William FitzHerbert, 1st Bt. (1748-1791) after he was created a Baronet in 1794; a gold-mounted fob seal, the crystal matrix engraved with 'William & Annie' for William Fitzherbert, later 4th Bt. (1808-1896) and his wife Annie (d. 1864)
13/16 in. (20 mm.); 15/16 in. (24 mm.); 1 in. (25 mm.); 7/8 in. (23 mm.) wide respectively (4)
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