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Fine 14 Karat Gold Thomas Addis Emmet Fox Head Wax Seal / Watch Key Fob

Antique ivory and silver seal modelled as a seated hound sitting on an Acanthus flower base with reeded sides and reeded top to seal. Superbly carved dog, wearing collar, great detail and a lovely colour to the ivory after being handled for so many years. The seal has a lion standing with an arrow in its mouth to the centre and the latin inscription "HAUD SECUS IN BONIS" around the outside. Probaly English and probably late 18th or early 19th century.

Four gold and hardstone desk seals, mid 19th century comprising: a fluted purpurine seal with chased gold base and amethyst matrix, a green aventurine seal, the gold base chased with stiff leaf, carnelian matrix carved with military device, and two French bloodstone seals with chased gold bases- one set with cabochon rubies and plain sardonyx matrix, the other with leaf-chased gold base engraved with arms bloodstone seals possibly by Charles Boully, Paris. Together with a silver-gilt and…

Étui, 1774-1775 France, Gold. Made to hold sealing wax, which was purchased as a stick. One end of the wax stick would be heated until it begins to melt, at which point it would be dabbed onto a folded letter to seal it. Metropolitan Museum of Art

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