Victorian Gold Cased Seal of a Greyhound
An unusual A stone or metal plaque carved with an image (an intaglio) but with design reversed so that it is readable when impressed in wax.
of a greyhound that was made circa 1860. The greyhound has been finely modelled and has a ring attached to the collar. The base is a plain oval 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.. A lovely piece to wear on its own or with other items on a medium length chain.
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