Antique French .800 Silver & Banded Agate Wax Seal
Gorgeous antique French silver mounted writer's wax seal or desk stamp, with a wheel cut banded agate handle. Decorated with an ornate embossed silver mount, the matrix bearing an engraved monogram of initials CT in old Gothic script. The solid cut agate handle features gorgeous banding, with a mottled swirling blend of coffee and caramel/toffee colors with hints of pale hues. In very good condition for its age. Marked with the French head of the wild boar, in use from 1838 to indicate a silver content of .800/1000. The mark was typically used on small objects of at least 80% pure silver content, close to .925 sterling. Measures 4 1/8"