One of my favorites from my lifelong collection, being disbursed, this is a magnificent hand carved ivory seal from the mariner carvers of Dieppe, France. A mid 19th century carving, it is pristine, no flaws notable. The matrix is French Sterling mounted and bears the monogram M D. Heavy in the hand, it is museum worthy.
Very good to excellent condition throughout. I have no flaws notable on this rare beautiful and large desktop thrill. Sealing wax sceau, wax seal, ropes and an eternal looping, polished so smooth.
IMPORTANT NOTE regarding antique tortoise shell or ivory: We are great supporters of protection for endangered species in our modern world. We never buy or sell anything 100 years or newer; we donate to anti-poaching organizations; we don't hunt; we conserve in ways that impact global warming (we're totally solar at home), knowing those measures also protect the animals in the wild today. We also recognize the vast cultural history we preserve with our care and reverence for these antique objects, and agree with CITES that objects over 100 years of age have nothing whatsoever to do with species depletion in our current world.
Our offering exceeds the age limitation of "more than 100 years of age", and is well within the exemption for CITES regulation. If imported, met the CITES regulation. This item will be handled and shipped from our Utah business, and is not available for shipment internationally, nor within the USA to California, NY, Nevada, Hawaii, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington if it contains ivory, sorry. Please see our small print for more details.
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