Georgian Gold Cased Seal with Carnelian Base
A gold cased 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.
made around 1820. It has a rectangular 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 with an An engraved stone, the opposite of a cameo, with a recessed design cut below the surface of the stone. Intaglio designs are common for signet rings and fob seals. of wings and initials in Gothic script. Sadly the carnelian is cracked but it is still a good look to wear on its own or together with other seals.
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