Heraldry Carnelian Intaglio Seal 'Taylor of Longdon Upon Tern' 9k Gold Pendant Fob Antique Victorian c1860.

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Stunning quality to this antique intaglio family crest seal which we believe may belong to the Taylor or Tayleur of Longdon Upon Tern family in a 9ct yellow gold pendant fob dating from the mid Victorian period. It is on the fairly large side but could be hung as it would traditionally have been from a watch chain, or even in a more modern way from a necklace as a pendant.
The gold has been tested as there are no gold marks. There are very minor dings to the sides please see the pictures. The bale ring is a split ring that is often used to connect seals to a watch chain or each other, the split ring has been sprung please see the pictures.
The intaglio seal is carnelian, is in great order with only very minor surface scratches, good crisp detailing. The coat of arms includes ermine, on a chief sable three escallopes argent with a crest of out of a ducal coronet or, a dexter arm in armour holding in the hand a sword all proper. If we have the identity of the family wrong please do let us know as we are still in the process of learning about heraldry, very early stage of learning, if you are purchasing for family connections we would recommend you do your own research to confirm all correct.
Simply stunning.
Size including bale 3.9 x 2.4 x 3.0 cm or 1.5 x 0.9 x 1.2 inches.
Weight 16.0 grams or 10.0 penny weight.

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