This Georgian Steel wax seal fob is a rare and handsome beauty! Deeply engraved with a Griffin intaglio, this one-of-a-kind fob is a must for any Georgian jewellery collection.
Widely used in historic Georgian heraldry, Griffins are ancient mythological creatures considered to be "king of the beasts" and are symbolic of protection. So perhaps, when you wear this fob as a pendant, you might find that you stay out of harm's way!
ERA: Georgian, c.1790.
MEASUREMENTS: Fob 27mm long x 20mm wide.
HALLMARKS: Tests as Steel throughout.
VERY GOOD: This Georgian Steel wax seal fob is in fab condition. We have never actually seen a pure steel fob before, making this novel pendant a standout rare piece. The intaglio is completely crisp, with no signs of wear and the entirety of the fob is sturdy. The Steel has oxidised a little over time, specifically to the bale, but this does not impact its wearability and inherent charm. What a wonderful historic piece from the 18th century!