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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
DATE: c. 1580 - 1620 AD
SIZE: 16.56mm x 10.55mm x 8.83mm
WEIGHT: 2.03 grams
PROVENANCE: From a private collection of seals, Paris.