London, South Kensington
28 May 2002
A two-colour gold fob-seal
ENGLISH, EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY
the half-loop handle with animal mask terminals, the domed oval base with rising stiff foliage, the hardstone matrix with carved female bust and a lyre
and a further gold-mounted agate fob-seal, the matrix with carved initials W.D. within motto and with dragon within flames, crest above, English, early nineteenth century -- 2.7cms.
The crest and motto are those of Douglas.
See Illustration for part lot (2)
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