Cased 19thC Hardstone and Gold Mounted Desk Seal

Cased 19thC Hardstone and Gold Mounted Desk Seal

Seal Detail

An attractive and unusual design of small desk wax seal, the handle of dark agate of squared form, with a detailed carved bust of a classical Greek male bust attached to the flat top terminal, tapering to an elaborately engraved tall gold collar and mount to an integral square matrix, engraved with a cypher HM.  The seal is presented with its original black leather case with the initials HM embossed on the lid, the interior lined with blue velvet.  

The seal is in very goon general condition although it is noted that some hairline cracks are visible to the flat top terminal under the male bust.  The leather case is intact and shows signs of wear and tear, commensurate with its age.

Seal Specification

Height 50mm

Diameter of matrix  13mmx13mm 

Weight 17g