Antique 18th Century Derby Chelsea "Cupid with Bow" Porcelain Fob SealAntique 18th Century Derby Chelsea "Cupid with Bow" Porcelain Fob SealAntique 18th Century Derby Chelsea "Cupid with Bow" Porcelain Fob SealAntique 18th Century Derby Chelsea "Cupid with Bow" Porcelain Fob SealAntique 18th Century Derby Chelsea "Cupid with Bow" Porcelain Fob SealAntique 18th Century Derby Chelsea "Cupid with Bow" Porcelain Fob Seal

Georgian, c.1750

An original 18th Century porcelain Derby Chelsea period fob seal. This particular piece features Cupid holding his bow, with arrow quiver slung over one shoulder, and displays the pale colouring typical of the Chelsea factory. The intaglio carved seal base remains present on this Georgian piece.

These seals would have been given as love tokens by the rich and famous of the day. Features the motto in red, "JE LE TENDRAY POUR VOUS" - or "I Stretch It for You". with "It" presumably meaning the Bow. Offered with an 18 inch lightweight trace chain.

STONES Carnelian base

MEASUREMENTS Height: 3.6cm - Base: 16.7 x 12.6mm

WEIGHT 5.2g

MARKS No marks present, base tests as 15k gold

CONDITION Remarkably good condition considering the age of the piece. The original bail and seal are present.

Item ID: 4629


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Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: White / Green / Rose Gold, Size: 3.6cm x 1.7cm

Antique 18th Century Derby Chelsea "Cupid with Bow" Porcelain Fob Seal

$2,500 USD

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