We've bought up a collection of antique sealing wax seals, used throughout Europe through 'til about 1870s or so, and we'll be listing them separately.
This one is a fine Dutch made lathe-turned bone handle and Royal armorial crest seal (rare) the handle of which is made to hold the sealing wax within. An early 1800s crest, nearly 3" tall and hefty in the hand. The piece is carved on lathe and is made from bone (long straight striations) with Royal monogram. Realizing the Royalty crests are both limited and also highly sought after, you may very well want to actually use this seal. Most just love collecting them.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, no dents, no losses and a superb casting and crest. Dates early to mid-1800s. Again, this style is one we associate with Dutch made holders, cases, and we have not identified the crest. The screw mounting extends to the seal side and suggests either the cover be placed over the seal to protect it, or that there might have been a second cover to do so. The cover we have fits either screw-on mounting.