ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY TREEN DESK SEAL WITH STEEL ARMORIAL HEAD

19TH CENTURY DESK SEAL
THE SHIELD-SHAPED STEEL HEAD IS ENGRAVED WITH AN ARMORIAL WITH CREST ABOVE
AND BELOW, A RIBBONED MOTTO
ALL RAISED ON A CONTRASTING TURNED EBONISED HANDLE
DIMENSIONS: approx. 10 cm
CONDITION: excellent
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Although difficult to discern, I believe the motto to read, DUM SPIRO SPERO ("While I breathe, I hope").