London, South Kensington
10 April 2001
An extensive collection of mainly 19th Century desk seals
including: a carved ivory bust of Napoleon with silver terminal; an Oriental ivory ball handled seal carved with birds and flowers; a banded agate and gilt seal-wheel; two glass handled seals with included coloured twists; an agate baluster; a layered hardstone; three gilt seal-wheels, two with mother-of-pearl handles, the other fossil coral limestone; three brass seal-wheels; a stag-horn and brass; various agate, mother-of-pearl, ivory, silver, rose quartz and brass mounted seals; a pair of carved ivory fob seals on a split ring; two Oriental handles; twelve plaster casts of seal impressions, and a chart of some of the above seals with impressions.
See plate 13 for first seven items
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