Two Late 19th Century Fob Seals. The First Designed
Two late 19th century fob seals. The first designed as a rectangular-shape cornelian intaglio carved to depict a coat of arms to the ridged design surmount, the second designed as a rectangular-shape cornelian intaglio to the scroll design surmount.
Both fobs are in overall fair condition. The coat of arms intaglio appears to have been restored, re ridged at a later date. There are scratches and areas of discolouration to the surmount, there is a chip to the edge of the intaglio and a surface reaching fracture. The ribbon to the intaglio reads 'Nil Desperandum', the shield depicting a horse. The other fob is in good condition. the seal depicts an envelope with the word 'truth' written on it. There are some scratches to the cornelian and wear to the scroll detail. The jump rings to both are possibly not original. Total weight 20gms. Please see important notices in the front of the catalogue for coloured stones.