Late 18thC Ebony & Silver Desk Seal - BIRKET, Wirral, UK
A tactile late 18th century personal armorial desk seal comprising of a turned ebony handle fitted to a weighty silver banded collar and integrate circular matrix. This is well cut with the central shield comprising three bushels of wheat under a crest of goat head and some attractive decorative mantling to boot.
The arms are those of the family BIRKET whose main residence was at Birket House, Wirral, in northwest England. Although the seal has not been identified for a particular member of the family, it remains an attractive example of this type of armorial seal.
Diameter of matrix 20mm x 22mm