Baroque silver fob seal Captain/Merchant initials A.I.
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This is a wonderful engraved silver fob seal, dating to the late 17th - 18th century. The seal has an ornate openwork handle of a chessman type, decorated with an oval face. This is hand engraved with a crowned merchants mark around an anchor. It bears initials of A.I. Such a seal would have been used by a merchant (identified with the '4') this could also be a ship's captain. A nice item in good antique condition.
OBJECT: Fob Seal
DATE: c. 1685 - 1750 AD
SIZE: 25.96mm x 20.40mm x 18.05mm
WEIGHT: 9.07 grams
PROVENANCE: formerly in a private collection, Canada.
17th Century, 18th Century, Stuart period