The intaglio carved carnelian stamp face bears a bears with the phrase Pour Vous. The carnelian stamp face is mounted into a sturdy gold bezel with acanthus leaf detailing on its upper portion.
The gold band which joins the stamp to the faceted carved agate handle is engraved Mary. A terrific quality antique Victorian era French desk seal The workmanship is wonderful and one can only wonder about the genteel lady and her written communications.
Very attractive and immensely collectable seal! MEASUREMENTS: From handle end to edge of stamp face is 2-1/8 (5.4 cm). The agate handle is a tapering faceted octagon measuring 1/2" x 5/8" at the top to 1/4" x 1/4" where it mounts into the gold flange.The stamp bottom is 11/16" x 7/16" (1.8 cm x 1.1 cm) with an overall metal height of 7/16 (1.1 cm). Total weight is 15 grams. MATERIALS / MARKS: The stamp face is intaglio carved carnelian featuring a heart and the words "Pour Vous" between decorative scrollwork below the heart.
The carnelian stamp is mounted into a gold metal base with an ornate acanthus top and gold band mounting to the handle. The gold band is engraved "Mary" in an old style font. There are no hallmarks or gold marks. Scratch Acid Testing Showed 14K but less than 18K.
The handle is in a rich ruddy brown banded agate stone and is cut in a tapering faceted long octagon shape. CONDITION: All original and very good. Slightest signs of wear commensurate with age & use.The carnelian stamp face and the banded agate handle are sound and free of breaks or major chips or cracks. The gold stamp mount is uniform and complete - free of dark areas or damages and well cast.
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FRENCH Ladies WAX SEAL STAMP Ornate Gold Agate Carnelian" is in sale since Wednesday, May 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Stamps & Seals". The seller is "onceagainla" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.