London, South Kensington
28 May 2002
A gold-cased fob seal
ENGLISH, NINETEENTH CENTURY
the handle formed as a coiled snake, the base domed above an engraved dart border, the hardstone matrix with engraved motto
and a further gold-cased fob seal, the handle formed as a coiled snake, with domed base and carved hardstone matrix -- 2.3cms.
See Plate 6 (2)
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