Large antique Napoleon III or Victorian era hand carved ivory writer's wax seal or sceau, a bulbous rosette style handle with acanthus or foliate accents, gilded (possibly silver) matrix and "CC" monogram! I've included an image of what really looks like an old French hallmark of a dog's head?, though it really looks like there's a coppery hue under the gold so can't be certain. A nice larger piece and in great shape, a wonderful desk top decorative accent.
Very good condition. There are a few greenish marks on the handle, possibly old wax and, to be honest, I didn't even try to see if they would easily come off. No chips, breaks or damage. As noted, some wear to the gilded finish. See pictures for measurements.
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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.