A  mother of peal desk seal
Lot 7
A mother of peal desk seal
Sold for £600 (US$ 1,021) inc. premium
Lot Details
A mother of peal desk seal
Formed as a mermaid brushing her hair and holding a mirror, length 7.5cm.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this seal is made of mother of pearl. The matrix to the underside depicts a coat of arms with the motto: 'Tria Juncta in Uno Esse Quam Videri', apparently for Sir Samuel George Bonham (1803-63). The crest of the Bonham family is a mermaid holding a mirror as shown in the handle of the seal. Sir George was appointed 3rd Governor of Hong Kong in 1848, honoured as Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in 1850 and as Baronet in 1852.
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