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Georgian Doves And Love Knot "LE PLUS LOIN LE PLUS SERRE" Mourning Intaglio Wax Seal Fob

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Posted 3 years ago


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Another fine example of a Georgian wax seal fob.

This fine intaglio engraving depicts two doves tying a love knot with the French motto, "LE PLUS LOIN LE PLUS SERRE," loosely translated as, "The higher I fly (or the further I fly), the tighter I tie."

Symbolism from Art Of Mourning website:
Mourning~The two birds (winged souls) tying together the knot of eternity and love as the ship sails away from the cliff face. The boat can be taken as a literal interpretation of distance, or as the passage of a soul towards the afterlife thus the symbolism falls into the sentiment of mourning.

Love~However as the boat shows its passage towards the horizon, then one can interpret the symbolism falls into the sentiment of love which shows a love forever unbroken despite any figurative distance. - See more at:

These antique intaglio wax seal fobs were suspended from watch chains and used to seal letters.

The third photo shows the wax seal impression in play-doh.


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
    These are stunning!!
  2. pops52 pops52, 3 years ago
    Thanks for sharing these great wax seal fobs with us!

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