Georgian Gold Cased Seal With a Carnelian Base With Monogram A E
A pretty late Jewellery made in the Georgian era (1714-1830). A stone or metal plaque carved with an image (an intaglio) but with design reversed so that it is readable when impressed in wax.
with a A 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. set in the base. It has been engraved with the initials “A E”. It was made circa 1800-1820.
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