STUNNING RARE 18th CENTURY DUTCH SOLID SILVER RAMPANT LION FOB SEAL
STUNNING RARE 18th CENTURY DUTCH SOLID SILVER RAMPANT LION FOB SEAL. T his is a Mid 18th Century Dutch solid silver Rampant lion fob seal with a crowned monogram, this would date to circa 1760 making it at least 250 years old, it is fully hallmarked though hard to read, i would say this was crafted in Amsterdam as i have seen one of this date and design in the past which was assayed in Amsterdam , the detailing is stunning, the handle is formed as a crowned rampant lion holding a shield on an oval base, he has a wonderful mane and such a wonderful cheeky look on his face. The quality of the craftsmanship is superb, the engraved initial to the base is a coronet above the a wonderful ornate letter G, this i believe would have once belonged to a wealthy Gentleman of the 18th century and been used daily to seal his letter, he would have written his letter with a quill pen and then folded the paper, using heated sealing wax this would have been dripped on to the edge of the letter and while still hot he would have used his fob seal to imprint his crest, when dry the wax would have given a secure seal to the letter, this was in a time when letter writing was very important and sent daily, if this 18th century seal could talk i bet it would have some fascinating stories to tell, this is so very tactile and once held it has the most wonderful feel. This will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice.
Please study the photos as this is an extremely rare 18th century solid silver Dutch fob seal, you will not find another like this on the market, its so extremely rare. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "STUNNING RARE 18th CENTURY DUTCH SOLID SILVER RAMPANT LION FOB SEAL" is in sale since Tuesday, October 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom.
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