“Sealing” a letter goes back to Roman times and was when after a letter was written and placed in an envelope, the envelope would be sealed with wax, and the writer would stamp the still warm wax with his or her seal to prevent the wrong person from opening the letter, as once broken, this would show evidence of someone opening the letter, and here is a very attractive and unique antique seal set with an eagle and a snake from the Victorian era.
Made in 18ct gold, this seal dates from around the 1860’s and is set on the base with an uncarved piece of sardonyx which is from the quartz family and was often used for seals due to its hardness.
Designed with a wonderful eagle and a snake, these two animals have so much detail and make this seal so incredible.
Measuring 26mm high, the oval base measures 19mm by 15.5mm and this seal will look so good on the end of a fob chain if worn by a gent or as a magnificent pendant on a lovely solid chain.
Antique seals are such a reminder of a time gone by and this one is just so attractive and special.