Renaissance silver seal matrice of a Vase with flowers and initials

Renaissance silver seal matrice of a Vase with flowers and initials

Code: 12001

£475.00 Approx $653.37, €556.21
 

This is a delightful Renaissance silver fob seal, dating to the early to late 16th - early 17th century AD.  The device is superbly engraved of a double-handled vase or urn, with flowers. The urn is decorated with a monogram consisting of the initials FVT. The handle is pierced and is of a chessman type. The vase and flowers may suggest the owner to be an apothecary or herbalist. It is a wonderful item in good excavated condition.

OBJECT: Fob Seal

CULTURE: Renaissance

DATE: c. 1580 - 1620 AD

MATERIALSilver

SIZE: 16.56mm x 10.55mm x 8.83mm

WEIGHT:  2.03 grams

PROVENANCE: From a private collection of seals, Paris.