c1850 Antique Gold and Citrine Rotating Triple Fob Wax Seal - DODS family

Seal Detail

A stunning gold and citrine three way rotating fob seal dating to the mid 19th century, the highly ornate gold handle with suspension loop and framework holding the rotating triple matrices, each very well engraved with versions of the family armorials.  The first comprises a full achievement of arms including shield, crest and motto at base, reading:


The second comprises a crest with initials AD within a belt engraved with the family motto.  The third comprises the family crest  within a belt engraved with the family motto.   

The seal belonged to Andrew Chalmers Dods of Upper Norwood (1840-87)

DODS Joshua Chalmers Dods of 58 Penwortham Road, Streatham, (b.1868), younger son of Andrew Chalmers Dods of Upper
Norwood, (1840-87).
Arms: Argent on a fess Gules between two barrulets wavy Azure three crescents Or.
Crest: A garb encircled and pierced by a serpent Proper.
Motto: Divitiarum invidia comes. 

Seal Specification

Height 40mm

Diameter of matrix  20mmx25mm 

Weight 21g