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Georgian Amethyst Butterfly Wax Seal Fob

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To the sentimental and motif loving 19th century mind, the butterfly was used as a symbol of the soul. Romantic as that sounds (and it is!), its symbolism has pretty literal origins. The life cycle of the butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly parallels the human life span from birth to death to afterlife. This exquisite Georgian pinchbeck wax seal fob holds an amethyst intaglio butterfly with traces of sealing wax still present in its deepest grooves. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials: pinchbeck, amethyst, new 14k gold chain
  • Age: c. 1800
  • Condition: Very good
  • Size: 7/8" length, 1/2 x 3/8" base, 18" chain
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About Details
To the sentimental and motif loving 19th century mind, the butterfly was used as a symbol of the soul. Romantic as that sounds (and it is!), its symbolism has pretty literal origins. The life cycle of the butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly parallels the human life span from birth to death to afterlife. This exquisite Georgian pinchbeck wax seal fob holds an amethyst intaglio butterfly with traces of sealing wax still present in its deepest grooves. Hangs from a new 18" 14k gold chain.

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  • Materials: pinchbeck, amethyst, new 14k gold chain
  • Age: c. 1800
  • Condition: Very good
  • Size: 7/8" length, 1/2 x 3/8" base, 18" chain
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