Victorian Era Aymez Loyaulte Bloodstone Intaglio Seal Fob with Falcon in 18k Gold

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Victorian Era Aymez Loyaulte Bloodstone Intaglio Seal Fob with Falcon in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Aymez Loyaulte Bloodstone Intaglio Seal Fob with Falcon in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Aymez Loyaulte Bloodstone Intaglio Seal Fob with Falcon in 18k Gold

A wonderful, miniature, Victorian-era fob, modeled in 18k yellow gold and set with an intaglio carved bloodstone gem. The finely-carved wax seal features a falcon with outstretched wings— this handsome falcon wears falconry anklets; he is surrounded by a buckle-and-belt motif border, and emblazoned on this border is the motto: "Aymez Loyaulte," love, loyalty. The gold mount that holds this bloodstone seal is smooth and bell-shaped, and its top is decorated with a series of small, rounded leaves. This seal probably belonged to a member of the Paulet family; the Aymez Loyaulte motto is also associated with the Royal Stuart Society.

Materials

18k gold
Bloodstone

Age

c. 1900

Dimensions

Measures approx 3/4" tall; diameter at widest point is approx 12.5 mm.

Victorian Era Aymez Loyaulte Bloodstone Intaglio Seal Fob with Falcon in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Aymez Loyaulte Bloodstone Intaglio Seal Fob with Falcon in 18k Gold
Victorian Era Aymez Loyaulte Bloodstone Intaglio Seal Fob with Falcon in 18k Gold