Antique French Dieppe carved ivory handle and sterling silver wax seal, sceau, a script monogram "S" engraved. Petit in size, it was likely originally part of an expanded necessaire or writer's implements set. Elegant form to the handle, and a superb French sterling silver matrix. I've had a large collection built over many decades and it's time to downsize. Please note restrictions below. Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type, there are no breaks, hairlines, cracks from age or shrinkage, which often happens with fine antique ivory as it ages. The matrix, as noted, is nicely monogrammed "S".
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.