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Subject:wax stamp/seal
Posted By: deruchette Fri, Sep 17, 2021 IP:

I came across this small wax stamp with a foo dog on top. It has been painted red, but seems to be brass underneath where the paint has faded. It is heavy. Any thoughts on the item and the wording on the stamp would be greatly appreciated!

Subject:Re: wax stamp/seal
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Sat, Sep 18, 2021

this might be a soapstone seal

Subject:Re: wax stamp/seal
Posted By: jane Sun, Sep 19, 2021

Thanks Ernest; it is definitely not soapstone though, as the gold coloring is hard, heavy, and does not come off.

Subject:Re: wax stamp/seal
Posted By: Steve Gridley Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Without a proper analysis I'm taking a guess here. It looks like Pyrite and Cinnabar. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |