14 June 2006
A GOLD-MOUNTED BLOODSTONE, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND AGATE HAND-SEAL
Modelled as a clenched hand in mother-of-pearl with ring, holding a double ended seal, with gold-mounted bloodstone cuff, the bloodstone matrix cut 'Bientôt' and plain white and banded agate matrices, in fitted case with Royal warrant, labelled 'Wartski 138 Regent Street London, W.1. and Llandudno'
2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) long
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