Antique French Monogram ink stamp cipher or wax seal initials TD


Shipping to United States: $10.06

Antique French monogram seal or cipher with turned wooden handle and brass collar with an oblong engraved stamp which has the letters TD.
This stamp or cipher would have been used with wax or ink, to make the mark of the plate with the letters showing in relief.
The size of the item is approximately 8. 5cm high, and the stamp is approx 1.6cm wide by 1.3cm deep while the handle is 2.5cm diameter at the broadest point.
The stamp is a little timeworn, the varnish, lacquer or ebonised finish is worn away on the handle, which is beautifully turned. The brass collar has been a little loose but someone has inserted a little piece of paper into the joint which has secured it, the base plate is still sharp and prints well.
The date of the piece is probably nineteenth or early twentieth century. There is a good aged patina. This is a beautiful antique French item which would make a lovely gift.

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