Georgian Carnelian "Dispatch" Wax Seal Fob

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This gold-cased Georgian wax seal fob features a carnelian intaglio of a messenger pigeon with a letter in her mouth beneath the word "Dispatch." It was meant to be pressed into hot wax to create a decorative seal for correspondence in the days before gummed envelopes. Hangs from a new gold fill rope chain.

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  • Materials: gold-cased brass, carnelian, new gold fill chain
  • Age: c. 1800
  • Condition: Very good
  • Size: 3/4" length, 21" chain
  • Location: To see this necklace in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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About Details
This gold-cased Georgian wax seal fob features a carnelian intaglio of a messenger pigeon with a letter in her mouth beneath the word "Dispatch." It was meant to be pressed into hot wax to create a decorative seal for correspondence in the days before gummed envelopes. Hangs from a new gold fill rope chain.

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  • Materials: gold-cased brass, carnelian, new gold fill chain
  • Age: c. 1800
  • Condition: Very good
  • Size: 3/4" length, 21" chain
  • Location: To see this necklace in person please visit our shop in Nolita, NYC.
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