An imposing Russian lapidary workshop seal in smoky quartz
A really imposing desk seal measuring 4 inches. Dating from circa 1890, to the early part of the 20th century, this seal is in faceted smoky quartz with a large foil backed amethyst matrix which is free from engraving. The collar is architectual and the surround to the matrix is a garland of flowers and leaves. Both are gilded over base metal. This item is a serious addition to any collection.