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18thC Brass and Steel German Notary Desk Wax Seal - FRED. IOSEPH WILIBALD

Seal Detail

A large and weighty steel and brass notarial desk seal from Germany, dating to the 18th century, the handle of steel, with tapering stem and canted corners to a large circular base, the brass matrix attached to the steel mount and engraved with a central depiction of tablecloth draping over a table, with a large heart resting on a platter in its centre, with decorative scrolling, motto and circumscription within a lined border.

Motto reads: CAELO APERTUM

Circumscription reads:  FRED: IOSEPH: WILIBALD: HENZLER .NOB: DE . LEHNNENSPOURG . NO: T: CAES: PUB: ET IURATUS

The seal of a notary named Frederick Wilibald living in the town of Lehnin, a municipality in the German state of Brandenburg.

In superb original condition with no apparent damage or excessive wear.

Seal Specification

Height 83mm

Diameter of matrix  45mm 

Weight 219g