Fine late 19thC Hardstone Desk Seal - Bishop - Magdalen College, Oxford

Seal Detail

A fine example of a hardstone desk or pocket wax seal representing the Bishopric history of Magdalen College, Oxford. The integral handle of finely carved agate with a predominance of reds and browns but including highlights in grey and black, of flat top form and tapering rectangular stem with cantered corners to an integral rectangular matrix, finely engraved with an image of a Bishop's mitre with an inscription above reading:


The chapel in Magdalen CollegeOxford, founded in 1458 by William Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester.

Seal Specification

Height 75mm

Diameter of matrix  15mmx20mm 

Weight 59g