• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    TWO CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE HAND-SEALS

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO CONTINENTAL GOLD-MOUNTED HARDSTONE HAND-SEALS
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    Tapering banded umber agate seal of baluster form, the sides and domed top faceted, the spreading cast sablé gold base chased with scrolling foliage, the bloodstone matrix engraved with a coat-of-arms; together with a bloodstone seal of similar form, the gold matrix engraved with two coats-of-arms accolé
    2¾ in. (70 mm.) high; 2 9/16 in. (65 mm.) high, respectively
    The arms on the umber agate seal are those of Mercy-Argenteau; the arms on the bloodstone seal are those of Choiseul-Praslin accolé with another. (2)


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