Bloodstone Fob Seal With Fortescue Family Crest


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Flowers and more flowers in the deeply carved details of this fob.
The Bloodstone seal is carved with the
Fortescue Motto & Armorial Shield.
The motto "
Forte Scutum Salus Ducum" translates to "A strong shield is the foundation of leaders".
The metal of the fob is gold sheeted, a process where a thick layer of gold was laid over a base metal to create a heavily detailed yet durable design.
The carving is in excellent condition with no damage to the stone and the metal shows light wear in keeping with its age.
This piece dates from the early 1800's.

Details.....The fob measures 35.7mm tall. 17.9mm x 15.7mm across the base.