The sun shines on the wheat sheaf harvest wax seal necklace, symbolizing a good harvest season and the fact that industry enriches, providing prosperity.
Life is good!
- description -
A bound bundle of wheat, a wheat sheaf or garb, sits in front of a radiant sun in its splendour.
- symbolism -
In heraldry, the garb, or wheat sheaf, that amber grain bundle, symbolizes that the harvest of ones hopes have been secured. It symbolizes prosperity and wealth. Industry enriches.
The sun symbolizes glory and splendor... the fountain of life.
Interestingly, the German surname Strohschein means gleaming straw, which occurs when the sun shines on the harvested wheat. Thank you Linda!
Hand cast from a sterling silver wax seal that dates back to the Georgian times, in 1770, that was engraved by the famous silversmith Hester Bateman. I've photographed the seal (above) and included more information about Hester (below).
- approximate measurement - 3/4" (18mm x 20mm)
- 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!
*An interesting note about the engraver, Hester Bateman, 1708 - 1794, who was an English silversmith. She successfully continued her family silversmith business for 30 years following the death of her husband as did her sons, grandsons and great grandson after her death and the family business continued until the middle of the nineteenth century.