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Hope and Joy... a fistful of flowers wax seal necklace pendant.

"Where flowers bloom, so does hope." ~ Lady Bird Johnson

- description -
A hand holding a posy of flowers, a rose and a lily, that appears through the clouds. This is sitting above a wreath, or torse, with its typical six twists all within an escutcheon shield.

The official description of this seal - out of clouds, a cubit arm, erect, in hand a rose and lily, each slipped.  The motto for the family Flower, of Surrey, England, is FLORES CURAT DEUS and when translated from Latin means GOD CARES FOR THE FLOWERS.

- symbolism -
In heraldry, the hand symbolizes a pledge of faith, sincerity and justice and the flowers symbolize hope and joy!  God cares for the flowers.

Hand cast from a steel block seal dating back to Victorian times (1837 - 1901). The original wax seal was engraved for P.W. Flowers and is stored in a little wooden treen box with his surname on it. I've included this in a photo.

- approximate measurement - 1/2” (15mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- photographed with an old US dime
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp.
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout.

Impressed with history!