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Queen Elizabeth delighted in these whimsical impress devices that helped to convey her sentiments and one of her favorites was the sinking ship under a rainbow with the sentiment TO WHAT AVAIL IF I PERISH? Since there is a rainbow in several of the Queen's portraits, this device likely complains of some tardy and ineffectual token of her favor.

- description -
A ship, in rough water, sinking under a rainbow and surrounded by the Latin words QUID TU SI PEREO which translate TO WHAT AVAIL IF I PERISH?  This seal is a noted Latin seal (Mr. William Tassie) however, if it were Italian it has a different translation: WHEN YOU SEE IT.

- symbolism -
In heraldry, a ship symbolizes sea voyage and a rainbow symbolizes good times after bad.

Hand cast from a Victorian Era (1837 - 1901) glass block wax seal shown in two of the photos, not available for purchase.

- approximate measurement - 5/8” (16mm x 17mm)
- wax seal charm metal - fine silver (.999 pure and recycled silver)
- 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!