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S1004S.GOLDSANDGSEAL.M   r   SEALED SHAFT & GLOBE BOTTLE. 7.2ins tall, c.1665-70.  The seal itself is the clearest and crispest. Featuring the extraordinary and magnificent aged character all over body golden iridescence, now fully stabilised. The round matrix seal presents a shield surmounted by a coronet bearing three crescents, two upper and one lower dividedby a band (a fesse ermine). The shield is the arms of the Earls and Barons of Coventry who resided in the now National Trust owned property of Croome Court, adding considerably to its antiquarian interest. This bottle is a very fine example with a complete string rim and undamaged top area. Simply oozes enormous character. An exceptional & important offering - the very last of the Croome finds! A fissure running complete around the body has been expertly glued, stabilised and restored, revealing no visible signs. 7 1/4"high, £please ask

Gold iridescent sealed shaft and globe c1675

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