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Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp
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Antique French Wax Seal Wheel Gilt Ormolu Multiple Stone Intaglios Letter Desk Stamp

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A superb antique French Palais Royal wax seal wheel with 6 different intaglios all engraved into colorful semi-precious stone matrices. Prong set into an ornate gilt ormolu spokes. In good antique condition, some wear/scratches to the intaglios commensurate with age and use. This wax seal wheel would have been attached to a handle, sold as is. Measures 1 3/8" diameter. The matrices are 5/8" x 1/2" oval.

The intaglios are as follows:

Amethyst: Repondez Vite (Respond quickly) above a pictorial depicting a dove in flight with letter to deliver.

Chalcedony: Featuring a pictorial of a blazing sun rising over mountains with French motto 'Je Reviendrai' (I'll come back / I will return).

Chrysoprase: Bon Soir (Good night) above pictorial of a hand holding a candle snuffer, ready to extinguish the flame of the lit candle.

Bloodstone: Depicting an open birdcage with a song bird flying away and the French motto: 'Qui me Neglige, me Perd' / Who Neglects me, loses me. A stern reminder to care for and nourish the things in life that matter to you.

Carnelian: A picture of a leaf with the French motto Je Ne Change Qu'en Mourant / I change only in death.

Citrine: Featuring an image of the devil. Complete with horns, a tail and holding a pitch fork, he is depicted carrying away Cupid on his back. Accompanied with the French phrase Le Diable Emporte L’Amour / The Devil with Love, or more popularly The Hell with Love!