A Glass Sulphide and Gilt-Metal Desk Seal, Probably French, Boudon de Saint-Amans, Circa 1820

The glass handle of flattened pear form cut with facets and enclosing a double sulphide with two portrait heads on a blue ground, one side with that of Henri IV, the other with that of Jean-Francois Regnard (1655-1709), the French dramatist, after a medal by Joseph-Eugene Dubois, the gilt-metal collar with pattern-cut rim, the circular matrix engraved with the monogram VR or RV

Height: 86mm

Diameter of matrix: 25mm

Weight: 157g