Jacobean silver seal matrice of a Griffin E.G. owners initials

Jacobean silver seal matrice of a Griffin E.G. owners initials

Code: 11761

£495.00 Approx $680.88, €579.63
 

This is a delightful Jacobean silver fob seal, dating to the early to mid 17th century. It is decorated with a chessman type handle and bears a set of owners initials E.G. The 'G' presumably stands for the owner's surname of 'Griffin' or 'Griffiths' etc. The main seal is nicely engraved with a fearsome rampant Griffin of good character. This seal would have been used to authenticate letters and transactions. it is a good collectable example.

OBJECT: Fob Seal

CULTURE: Jacobean

DATE: c. 1590 - 1630 A.D.

MATERIALSilver

SIZE: 22.59mm x 14mm x 12mm 

WEIGHT:  5.37 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. Private Collection, Hertfordshire.