19thC Crystal Crest + Motto Desk Seal - Tharp family, Cambridgeshire

Seal Detail

A crystal desk seal dating from the early 19th century, the integral handle of flat top form and sloping sides to a well faceted tapering stem to a circular matrix, engraved with the crest and motto for the Tharp family from Co. Cambridgeshire although earlier ancestors were sugar plantation owners from Jamaica.  Motto reads;

IN SPE SPIRO - (I breath in hope)

In superb condition with only very minor flea bites.

Seal Specification

Height 75mm

Diameter of matrix  21mm 

Weight 75g