Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.
Small antique wax seal pendant.  Irish harp and shamrock.  250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.

Small antique wax seal pendant. Irish harp and shamrock. 250 year old wax seal impression. Irish interest.

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swalk.ie
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€54,00
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€54,00
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This is the impression of an antique wax letter seal. This seal was used to secure letters and correspondence in the eighteenth century.

This seal features the image of a harp and shamrock. Two of the most well known symbols of Ireland. The late 18th century was a turbulent time for Ireland and one way people showed their support and allegiance was the cause was to seal their letters with Irish themed wax seals.

The harp: the harp is the official national emblem. The English monarch Henry viii declared himself king of Ireland in 1531. Such was the fame and prestige of the country’s harp, it was chosen as the official national symbol of Ireland and stamped onto the coinage of Henry’s new realm.

Shamrock: shamrock is the national flower of Ireland. Legend has it that St. Patrick used the shamrock as an educational symbol to explain the holy trinity to non believers as he converted the Irish to Christianity in the fourth century.

Size........
Please note…. This pendant is small. It is about the size of a fingernail. The image is sharp and crisp but very small.

The pendant measures approx. 18mm in length including the bail ring and 12mm across. . This may alter slightly due to the fact that each one is made individually by hand.

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Wax Seal Jewelry......
Each piece offered for sale is an imprint or cast of an antique wax seal from my personal collection. I use 100% sterling silver as this has the strength and durability needed for a piece of jewelry that is to be worn for years. All the jumps rings, clasps etc, are also sterling silver and each part is soldered, also for strength and durability. My intention is to make a piece that could become an heirloom too and for it to last generations.
Each piece is individually handmade and therefore no two pieces will be exactly the same, they will however be extremely similar. The mark of the maker has been purposely left on the casts. The signs of age, cracks and tool marks all add to the charm of the piece and are an intentional feature.

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