Sealed with Wax Pendant
Wax was used to seal letters closed from about the 16th century. Sealing wax is a wax material of a seal which, after melting, quickly hardens forming a bond that is difficult to separate without noticeable tampering. Wax is used to verify something such as a document is unopened, to verify the sender's identity, for example with a signet ring, and as decoration. This pure silver patinaed pendant is reminiscent of the old world practice with its scrolled design. The pendant measures approximately 1 1/2" wide by 1/4" long, the leather cord.