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C.1855 Regency Style Chalcedony Intaglio with Proud Lion Coat of Arms

C.1855 Regency Style Chalcedony Intaglio with Proud Lion Coat of Arms

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Jewelry: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1438439
Moylan-Smelkinson/The Spare Room
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Elegant 15K English fob with a tapered regency style shape and an intaglio of a heraldic coat of arms. The base of the fob is chalcedony, a form of quartz that was available in several colors. The intaglio shows a proud lion in passant and a drape on either side falling from the reeded rod. The drape supports the shield with the heads of three fierce looking dragons or lions. Fantastic heraldic monsters, whether lions or dragons (we are not absolutely sure) were a symbol of courage. This family crest is meant to symbolize courage, resourcefulness, and loyalty. The art of engraving hard-stones is truly a lost art, and as such, fob seals with their beautiful engraved stone bases, are one item one can purchase without worry about reproductions and forgeries. This beautifully carved fob seal is as they say, is the real deal. To see the chain that we have featured with our Lion Coat of Arms seal, please see our listing# LU25111182112 on First Dibs, described as "C1900 Victorian 15K Fancy Link Watch Chain".