Rare 19th century heavy silver on bronze desk seal, probably French C.1880

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Rare late 19th century heavy silver on bronze desk seal, probably French C.1880. The seal very intricately depicting a bust of female profile in Marie Antoinette late 18th century style with up swept hair and draped gown. Seal appears to be AB intertwined. Unmarked, acid tested and analysis report for over 70% silver content. Height: 4 inches. Item Weight: 322.77 grams

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Rare late 19th century heavy silver on bronze desk seal, probably French C.1880. The seal very intricately depicting a bust of female profile in Marie Antoinette late 18th century style with up swept hair and draped gown. Seal appears to be AB intertwined. Unmarked, acid tested and analysis report for over 70% silver content. Height: 4 inches. Item Weight: 322.77 grams

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Louis Wine Ltd., Toronto specialists in Antique Silver , Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts, are a 4th generation family business.Louis Wine (1865-1946) founded the company in Dublin, Ireland in 1880. Louis Wine began selling to silver collectors in Dublin from a shop in historic Wellington Quay. In 1908, he located on Dublin's fashionable Grafton Street. To the firm came the worlds leading Georgian Silver collectors. Pieces by Paul de Lamerie, Paul Storr, Hester Bateman and Irish Georgian Silver were constantly on display. Our gallery run by Richard (Louis Wine's great grandson) at 150 Cumberland Street (Yorkville), Toronto, displays a range of fine Antique Silver, Old Sheffield Plate, Antique Jewellery & Decorative Arts from the 18th-20th century, including Bateman, Storr, Ramsden, Tiffany, Knox, Liberty, Jensen, Christopher Dresser.