Rare French 19th Century Pink Guilloche Enamel Silver Desk Seal- Letter Opener
GORGEOUS RARE FRENCH 19TH CENTURY PINK GUILLOCHE ENAMEL SOLID SILVER DESK SEAL- LETTER OPENER CASED. This is a Beautiful Fine Qulity French 19th century Pink Guilloche Enamel and Solid Silver Sealing Wax desk seal and matching Pink Guilloche Enamel mounted solid silver Letter Opener complete in its original case, this wonderful Writing set was crafted i believe in france in circa 1890 making it nearly 130 years old, it has a 900 hallmark on both pieces, the detailing to this stunning desk set is superb, it has a timeless elegance of times past, firstly the wax desk seal has the most beautiful deep pink guilloche enamel handle, it is so very pretty, this contrast beautifully against the smooth finish to the solid silver domed top, the silver wax seal itself has a lovley banded decoration and the seal is rectangle in shape whith chamered corners, it is free from any engraving, the letter opener is also very pretty and has been mounted to the top with an Oval medallion to the top which again has the most stunning Pink Guilloche Enamel decoration, this set comes comeplete in its original box which is very unusual, on opening this wonderful case you will see the interior has a very rich and deep blue velvet covering to protect the items once inside, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb.
This i believe would have once belonged to a wealthy lady in the 19th century, i would call this a travelling desk set as its not large but of an elegance ladies size, this would have been used almost every day when letters were sent daily, this was many years ago when times were so very different. It is so very tactile and once picked up has the most wonderful feel, it is a wonderful example of a fine quality, this will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice, it is hallmarked to both pieces.
Wax Seal 5.5 cm length... Letter opener 8.5 cm length... Beautiful just a little rust to the hinge. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "RARE FRENCH 19TH CENTURY PINK GUILLOCHE ENAMEL SILVER DESK SEAL- LETTER OPENER" is in sale since Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom. This item can be shipped worldwide.