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Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"
Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"
Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"
Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"
Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"
Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"
Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"

Marvelous Antique French Napoleon III Agate & Silver Writer's Wax Seal or Sceau, "EC"

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Fabulous antique French Napoleon III or Victorian era writer's wax seal or sceau with beautiful banded agate handle, hallmarked .800 (nearly sterling) silver tip and "EC" or "CE" monogram!  In a day when the hand written letter is something we remember and long for, but seem to never quite find time to write, it's all the more interesting to note the upsurge of popularity of all things related to it. And did you know that, even today in France, the 'valor declare' method of sending a package requires it be wrapped with string and then each string sealed with wax and a seal? A "sceau" or seal is an imprint intended to guarantee the authenticity of a document or information, and to make clear its possible disclosure or alteration. The term also refers to the object, the matrix that allows for this footprint. The etymology of the word is the Latin sigillum, which is the diminutive of signum, meaning sign. We just love the romance of the old monogrammed seals pressed to that rich red wax, don't we. The silver seal tip is French and has the tiny boar's head hallmark that means it's at least .800 silver.  One of several fabulous old wax seals or sceau that we have available, not to mention the host of wonderful old writing boxes, implements & seals we currently have available so, be sure to browse a bit while you're with us. Thanks!

Very good to excellent condition.  A few tiny nips to the agate handle but no larger chips, cracks, damage or repairs to note.  See pictures for measurements.