19thC Fruitwood and brass Sisters of St Joseph, Lyon Convent Desk Seal
A mid 19th century fruitwood handle and brass desk seal, the turned handle of baluster form tapering to a brass collar and integral oval matrix, well engraved with iconography depicting St Joseph with Our LOrd sitting on his knee in His glory, with circumscription reading:
SUPERIEURE * DES * SOEURS * DE * St IOSEPH * DE * LYON
The seal of the Mother Superior for the convent of St Joseph in Lyon, France. In excellent condition.
Diameter of matrix 24mm x 27mm