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1739 French Brass Wood "Toiliers de Rouen" Desk Seal - Clothmaker

Seal Detail

An unusual and rare French Louis XV wood and brass desk seal relating to the clothmakers of Rouen, the capital city of Normandy in the North of France. The handle, of turned wood of mushroom top form tapering to a tall, banded brass collar and oval brass matrix, well engraved with a central shield displaying clothmaker's insignia with fleur de lys, under a royal coronet, with the date 1739, crossed floral branches at the base and an inscription reading:

TOILIERS * DE * ROUEN

Seal Specification

Height 100mm

Diameter of matrix  23mmx25mm 

Weight 43g