The Finest Collection of Hand and Desk Seals.
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The newsletter aims to highlight upcoming events which at the moment means auctions both in the UK and around Europe. I also would like to go into a bit of detail about The Matrix Collection and the various facets of it including why it is included in the Collection.
A Potted History of "Sheriff" Seals
18thC Italian lawyer's seal
You may remember that this chap featured in an Instagram post that went out at Halloween last year and was photographed alongside another picture of a skull?
A charming gold and amethyst pocket seal, with a bloodstone matrix
We thought we would pick a seal that would appeal to a wide number of our collector-friends and, in a nod to the longest day here in the UK, what better way than with a charming pocket seal made of gold and amethyst, with a bloodstone matrix and sentimental message featuring a sun!
An English porcelain, gold and hardstone desk seal.
The seal was made for Charles, 5th Duke of Richmond (1791-1860), who fought at the battle of Waterloo and was made Aide de Camp to Queen Victoria.
Why do we collect?
The idea of collecting is to have a “why” behind it. Why do we collect? For a lot of collectors it’s to improve the collection over time, whilst maintaining a certain size.
Here we discuss the size of The Matrix Collection and our criteria for collecting.
Behind The Seal Scenes - Suffolk & Norfolk linked seals
A big part of the attraction of seals for some of our collectors is the history and context of the object. The seal’s social and personal significance can be a window in to a time gone by and a commentary on the geography and politics of the day.
Gold and Hardstone Double-Ended Seal
This superb looking desk seal is one of our seal's in focus because of its superb quality of manufacturer but also because it has a fascinating story attached to it in the form of a Royal scandal......