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Swivel Seal

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Icon Room

About this object

This swivel seal is made of purpurine glass suspended in a frame of red and green gold carved with rows of laurel leaves beneath a lover's knot. The seal was intended to be engraved with the owner's coat of arms or initials.

A swivel seal made with a rectangle of purpurine glass, which was intended to be engraved with the owners's coat of arms or initials. Frame and loop for suspension are in two color gold, red and green. Row of laurel leaves is carved on front of frame and another is on back, both beneath a lover's bowknot in red gold.

Object name:
Swivel Seal
Made from:
Gold -- purpurine glass
Made in:
Date made:
overall __1.50 IN __1.25 IN
overall __3.81 CM __3.18 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __swivel loop: kokoshnik left (1896-1908), AR in cyrillic (St. Petersburg essayers A. Pikhter 1899-1903 or Alexander Romanov 1908); bowknot loop: 56, A (R?) in cyrillic; number 15438 scratched inside the frame.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Russian Glass at Hillwood"