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A symbol of protection, a dragon rising out of a crown wax seal necklace pendant ... impressed from a Georgian fob wax seal to create meaningful wax seal jewelry.

- description -
A dragon's head couped is issuing from a ducal coronet, with its visible three strawberry leaves.  The dragon is an imaginary monster with four legs and a mixture of beast, bird, and reptile. 

- symbolism -
In heraldry a dragon is symbolic of great courage and protection. With his sharp eye, he is the valiant guardian of treasures and is the bravest of all the creatures.
In London, where the historic City of London gates once stood, the Victorian era sculpture of a dragon serves as a protective guardian of the treasures of London.

Hand cast from an antique Georgian pinchbeck/gilt metal with bloodstone seal fob, shown in the photograph but not available for purchase.

- approximate measurement - almost 3/4” x 5/8" (17mm x 15mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.

Here's the other wonderful dragon wax seal necklace shown in the last photo.
And here is the serpent hook shown in the last photo.
More chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs are available here.

This is the crest of the Wright family of Essex, according to research in British heraldry.  The name Wright is an occupational surname that originated in England and was derived from the Old English word wryhta or wyrhta, meaning worker or shaper of wood, woodworker, carpenter, and craftsman. Wright is still used in Scottish English in the original meaning of skilled woodworker.

Impressed with history!