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|Date:||1750 - 1850|
A 'signet' or 'seal matrix' is a small stamp used for impressing the mark of its owner in wax onto documents.In medieval times, many signets were made of metal. 18th and 19th century examples are often made of moulded translucent glass, in this case blue in colour. This particular example, with its design of two hearts upon an altar, seems to have been intended as a marriage or love token.
|Production Period:||18th century or 19th century|
|Place of Origin:||Birmingham - possibly, England|