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Susan Dean, San Marcos CA   

Antique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival StyleAntique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival StyleAntique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival StyleAntique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival StyleAntique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival StyleAntique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival StyleAntique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival StyleAntique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival Style

Elegant antique French Napoleon III era hallmarked silver writer's wax seal or sceau with French Empire Revival styling and wonderful visual & decorative appeal! In a day when the hand written letter is something we remember and long for, but seem to never quite find time to write, it's all the more interesting to note the upsurge of popularity of all things related to it. And did you know that, even today in France, the 'valor declare' method of sending a package requires it be wrapped with string and then each string sealed with wax and a seal? A "sceau" or seal is an imprint intended to guarantee the authenticity of a document or information, and to make clear its possible disclosure or alteration. The term also refers to the object, the matrix that allows for this footprint. The etymology of the word is the Latin sigillum, which is the diminutive of signum, meaning sign. We just love the romance of the old monogrammed seals pressed to that rich red wax, don't we. The tiny boar's head hallmark is French for .800 silver. One of six fabulous old wax seals or sceau that we're adding this week (with more to come), not to mention the host of wonderful old writing boxes, implements & seals we currently have available so, be sure to browse a bit while you're with us. Thanks!

Very good condition. Some slight surface marks visible in the images, age related, and a slight separation between the seal tip and handle. NO monogram. See pictures for measurements.

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Item ID: 515seal9


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Antique French Hallmarked Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, Empire Revival Style

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Susan Dean
San Marcos
CA
  

Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European

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