English 17th Century - Two Silver Pendant Seals and Thimble
Antiquities - Medieval
GBP (£) 90 - 120
EUR (€) 110 - 140
USD ($) 120 - 150
Sold for (Inc. premium): £311
Circa mid-17th century AD. Two silver pendant 'chessman' seals, the first with rectangular section shank and circular loop, the circular face intaglio engraved with a standing skeleton holding a sand-timer and arrow, with foliage to sides; the second similar with the oval face intaglio engraved with a horse and rider. WITH: a silver thimble with a frieze of fleurs around the base and two cherubs supporting a pair of hearts, each hand engraved with the letter 'M'; maker's mark 'BG' (possibly Benjamin Gurdon of London?). Height 24.25, 15.62 and 21.7mm. Both seals and thimble fine with slight abrasions only, the second seal with minor distortion to the loop.
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall 20-21 Bloomsbury WayLondon WC1A 2TH
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