Baroque silver fob seal Captain/Merchant initials A.I.

Baroque silver fob seal Captain/Merchant initials A.I.

Code: 11824

£465.00 Approx $639.61, €544.5
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This is a wonderful engraved silver fob seal, dating to the late 17th - 18th century. The seal has an ornate openwork handle of a chessman type, decorated with an oval face. This is hand engraved with a crowned merchants mark around an anchor. It bears initials of A.I. Such a seal would have been used by a merchant (identified with the '4') this could also be a ship's captain. A nice item in good antique condition.

OBJECT: Fob Seal

CULTURE: Baroque

DATE: c. 1685 - 1750 AD

MATERIALSilver

SIZE: 25.96mm x 20.40mm x 18.05mm 

WEIGHT:  9.07 grams

PROVENANCE: formerly in a private collection, Canada.