GEMSTONE AND GOLD SEAL.
RESTAURATION PERIOD CIRCA 1820.
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Baluster-shaped seal or stamp in gemstones and gold mountings. The handle and mounting are inlaid with gemstones: lapis lazuli, purpurine, and several shades of jasper. These stones are set in intricately sculpted rinceau and flower motifs. The red jasper stamp is engraved with a monogram.
Height: 3.5 (9 cm) Diameter: 1.1 in (2.7 cm)
Seal: 1 x 0.8 in (2.5 x 2 cm)
Gold marks: Ram head (Tête de bélier) (1819-1838)
Inventory mark from 1819 for Paris
Master goldsmith mark: Louis Bruneau, indexed between 1823 and 1843. Bruneau specialized in small and valuable office supplies. Restauration period. Charles X. Circa 1820.