About the Collection
We were captivated by the beauty and mystery of this antique rotating wheel containing 16 doublets, each composed of an engraved glass intaglio bonded to glass with an layer of colored adhesive, likely used as wax seals
Because seals are used to make impressions, each intaglio is engraved with a design and inscription in reverse
We took them out of their original settings, carefully separated them, and now invite our customers to reimagine these intaglio seals as talismans imbued with new meaning
Glass intaglio seal measures 20mm long, 15mm wide and 4mm deep
Engraved in mirror-image
Depicts an archer with motto "Haeret lateri"
A Latin motto from Virgil's Aeneid about Dido's misery, "Haeret lateri lethalis arundo," which roughly translates to, "The fatal dart
sticks in her side, and rankles in her heart." This phrase is well suited to lovers when reason is overwhelmed by feeling.
Set in 18k yellow gold bezel
2.4mm gold rolo chain measures 20" in length
Secured with lobster claw clasp