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
DATE: c. 1750 - 1800 AD
SIZE: 29mm x 22mm x 18mm
WEIGHT: 12.91 grams
PROVENANCE: formerly in a private collection, Canada.
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