Georgian Gold & Agate Seal with Crest Intaglio of the Maclean Family
An unusual and quite large Georgian seal with The MacLeans of Coll Coat of Arms. It is a palish green agate and is mounted in 9ct gold and was made circa 1820. . Below are the details of the crest. The coat of arms of Alexander Maclean of Coll, matriculated in Lyon Court 24 February 1803: "Quarterly, first or, a hill rising from the base; second, argent, a dexter hand and arm issuant from the sinister in fess gules and holding a cross crosslet fitched in pale azure; third, argent, a galley, her oars erect in saltyr sails furled sable and flags displayed gules; fourth, per fess or and azure, in chief two hawk's heads couped and affrontee gules, in base a salmon naiant proper. Above the shield is placed a helmet befitting his degree with a mantling gules, the doubling argent. In a wreath of his liveries is set for crest a battle-axe erect in pale, crossed by a branch of laurel and cypress in saltyr all proper. In an escroll above this motto 'Altera Merces.' Supporters, on the dexter a greyhound proper collared and leashed gules, on the sinister an ostrich proper, in its beak a horse shoe azure. Motto below 'Virtus Durissima Terit.' meaning "The hardest power or virtue" Motto above 'Altera Merces' meaning "Other reward". }
Victorian 9ct Gold Seal with a Lion on Top & Carnelian on One Side & Bloodstone on the Other
An unusual 9ct37.5% pure gold (or 375 parts pure gold and 625 parts other metals) More gold sealA stone or metal plaque carved with an image (an intaglio) but with design reversed so that it is readable when impressed in wax. More with a lion on the top. It was made in the late VictorianJewellery made in the the Victorian era (1839-1901). More period, circa 1880. On one side is carnelianA translucent red variety of chalcedony which in its turn is a form of cryptocrystalline quartz. Carnelian has been known and used since antiquity when it was sourced from the surfaces of the Egyptian and Arabian deserts. The most prized carnelian has a true blood-red color. More and the other is bloodstoneA dark green to dark bluish-green variety of Chalcedony that is splattered with red or brown spots that resemble blood. The extent of the marking varies depending on the stone. Spots are favoured over larger stripes and markings. More. Both stones are plain but can be engraved if wanted with a monogram or a crest. There is another larger seal that matches this one with the same engraved diamondA precious, lustrous gemstone made of highly compressed carbon. Diamonds are one of the hardest materials known to mankind. Colours of diamonds range from colourless, yellow, orange and brown to almost black. Natural coloured (or ‘fancy’) diamonds can be extremely rare. The cut, colour, clarity and carat weight of a diamond are the criteria jewellers use... More pattern around the edge.}
Georgian Gold & Agate Seal with Crown & Garter Intaglio "God Save The King"
An unusual 18ct gold seal with banded hard stone,(carnelian) for the stem and the base. The base is engraved with a crown and a garter which says within "God save the King". It has the original split ring. It is a Royalist seal in support of George III (r.1760–1820), the first Hanoverian king born in England. He was affectionately nicknamed ‘Farmer George’ because of his interest in agriculture. Many of his richer rural subjects were themselves busily and profitably improving farming methods. By contrast, smallholders and customary tenants were impoverished by the enclosure of land and the commercialisation of agriculture. }
Large 9ct Gold Cased Georgian Seal with Carnelian Intaglio of a Greek Scholar
A good large late Georgian seal which is 9ct gold over a metal base. It has a really well carved intaglio on the base of a Greek scholar. This seal is typical of the Neo-Classical period when Greek scholars were celebrated once more. }