This exquisite desk object was crafted in France during the early 20th Century and would have been an impressive object to own. The desk seal is crafted from a cigar shaped piece of black onyx which features a diamond set collar to one end and a monogram intaglio 'seal' to the other, all circa 1915. The monogram is 'AMF' which has been beautifully engraved into the underside of the seal. The piece retains its original Morocco leather fitted box signed 'Appay', a French manufacturer, and embossed 'AMF' to the top of the lid. The firm Appay were retailing at 24 Rue De La Paix in Paris which is close-by the Place Vendome and also the Opera, however little information is known about the business. The hinge on the Morocco leather box is unfortunately broken leaving the box in two pieces, however this problem affects the box only and otherwise the seal is in beautiful antique condition. An absolutely gorgeous piece to add to a gentleman's or lady's desk.
Measures - 13cm H (seal)
Total weight of piece - 141 grams (seal) & 239 grams (with box)