Georgian Carnelian Intaglio Wax Seal Fob in 15k Gold
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A Georgian-era, wax-seal fob, whose carnelian gem is carved with a mysterious intaglio figure. The seal's subject holds an arrow in his fist, and a stag hangs behind him in the background. This figure is obviously male, or it might be quickly identified as the Greek goddess Artemis; he also seems to have a small pair of horns atop his head, like the god Pan. Perhaps he's actually a devil, as the red of the carnelian lends him a somewhat devilish air. The 15k greenish gold mount that holds this seal is ornate and hand-chased with fleshy blossoms and their leaves. Metal is solid, 15k greenish gold. This wears well on its own, or piled-up and layered with a handful of other antique fobs and charms. This seal can be used with sealing wax, for its original purpose, if you desire.
Excellent, with faint, all-over scuffing to the flat surfaces of the carnelian.
Measures approx 19.6 mm tall (just over 3/4") x 14 mm wide (at the widest point); seal face measures approx 13 x 9.8 mm.