18thC French Silver and Wood Marquis Armorial Desk Seal

Seal Detail

A well found desk seal dating to the 18th century and of French origin, the turned fruitwood handle of mushroom form, tapering stem to a silver collar and oval matrix, engraved with shield displaying three lizards under a Marquis helm and mantling within a beaded border. A very attractive seal with unusual use of lizards and presented in very good overall condition, commensurate with its age. 

Seal Specification

Height 65mm

Diameter of matrix  16mmx18mm 

Weight 30g