An historic antique citrine seal, comprising a large oval citrine intaglio set in an intricate 18ct gold mount depicting the shield and motto of the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. (engraved P.S. Mitchell and Bringenbrong).
intaglio. A term used to define a method of decoration most common in glassmaking and jewellery which involves engraving, carving or moulding an image into the background, leaving an impression, and leaving the top surface of the item flat, the opposite to relief carving, and also know as counter-relief.
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