This 62.5% pure gold (or 625 parts pure gold and 375 parts other metals). Popular during the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras but was discontinued in the mid-1930s. gold A stone or metal plaque carved with an image (an intaglio) but with design reversed so that it is readable when impressed in wax.
was made circa 1815. It is triple sided and the cornelian An ornamental stone consisting of a hard variety of chalcedony (quartz), typically banded in appearance. has been carved with family crests of a Baronet.
The intaglios are finely engraved. The first one is a dog holding a shell which could indicate a pilgrimage to a place such as Compostella that the family had undertaken at some A unit of weight for a diamond, being one-hundredth of a metric carat. It is used for weights that are decimal fractions of a carat, and all figures after the second decimal point are, in the diamond and jewellery trade, generally discarded. in their history. There is a garter below with the family motto. “Pramium virtutis honor” which translates “Honor is the reward for virtue”. Then there is a monogram within.
The second side is the family coat of arms which includes a hand in a shield and a cross. The third side is a good carved 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 a head in the Refers to jewellery of at least 100 years of age.
style. This was popular in the late 18th and early 19th century as many families went on the Grand Tour to Italy where they studied antiquity.
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Triple Sided Georgian Gold Seal
|Date & Origin||Georgian (1714-1830), English|
|Measurements||1in (2.5cm) in width by 1.25in (3.2cm) in height|
|Condition||Good, the cornelian has slight nicks on one side where the gold side is riveted through, there is wear associated with it's age around the engraved edges of the intaglios|
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