Fine Marked Silver & Ebony Desk Seal Count's Marriage Armorial

Seal Detail

A fine example of a French Count's desk seal dating to the early 19th century, the handle of turned ebony of baluster form with flat top, tapering to a silver banded collar and integral oval matrix, struck twice and engraved with twin unidentified arms with lion supporters under a Count's coronet. The marks indicating silver and, somewhat unusually, the maker, JR.

The seal is presented in excellent condition with wear only befitting an item of this age.

Seal Specification

Height 76mm

Diameter of matrix 18mmx20mm

Weight 35g