Austro-Hungarian Green Onyx Intaglio Gilt Figural Wax Seal
Beautiful Austro-Hungarian or Russian wax seal. 22 karat gold gilt on bronze. The stone of the seal is green onyx. A majestic warrior riding a swan is encased in this four pillar gold plated pagoda.The warrior sits atop this swan carrying a sword and wearing a helmet, with a bird like figure sitting on top of it. The green onyx seal is hand carved, and decorated with a double headed-turul bird, which is a characteristically Hungarian symbol. The turul bird is the Hungarian bird of life and represents their god's power and will. The seal was likely made for a Hungarian noble, possibly a baron.
The seal was made circa 1860s, and is in excellent condition.
WIDTH: 1 in | HEIGHT: 2 in | DEPTH: 1 in
Shipping Estimate: $15 | FedEx
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