Fabulous Georgian gilt armorial fob seal

Fabulous Georgian gilt armorial fob seal

Code: 11903


This is a superb Georgian gilt armorial fob seal, dating to the late 18th century. It is made from ormolu, gold gilded and set with a fiery red carnelian gemstone. The gem is expertly cut with an armorial "gules three rampant lions or" within a Rococo Scroll Border, with Shells, and a Large Lion Rampant, surmounting the entire crest. The seal is in excellent condition, though the gold gilding has worn in places.

OBJECT: Fob Seal

CULTURE: Georgian

DATE: c. 1750 - 1800 AD


SIZE: 29mm x 22mm x 18mm 

WEIGHT:  12.91 grams

PROVENANCE: formerly in a private collection, Canada.