Lion and Mouse Wax Seal Necklace Aesop fable antique wax seal friendship jewelry in silver
Wax seal necklace with Aesop fable "The Lion and The Mouse" and caption "Patience" - antique wax seal charm jewelry.
This listing is for one necklace with a lion trapped in a net and a little mouse.
The words framing this piece reads: Patience
From the Aesop childhood fable "the Lion and the Mouse" we all learn; Small kindnesses lead to great deeds, and strong friendships that will reward you in times of need. For the friendship of two, the patience of one is required.
Note: * size of charm is about 15mm in diameter * this listing is for one charm and an 18 inch delicate sterling silver necklace * the words are small and all letters may not be fully legible
The wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to the 1840’s, an authentic antique wax seal from the Napoleon III of France era.
The wax seal charm necklaces are made by hand in Myrtle Beach, SC by RQP Studio.
The charm is made of fine silver .999 (which is 99.9% pure silver), and a 18" sterling silver chain is included (sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver). Please note that the charm has been through a oxidization process to give it an antique, vintage patina. The antique seal has been pressed into the silver by hand, and this makes each and every wax seal pendant unique. The wax seal charms are hallmarked on the reverse with the RQP logo stamp and a silver content stamp (.999) to show that the silver content is 99.9% pure silver. The wax seal necklace you will receive is similar to the ones in the pictures.
Helpful hints: * Some of the images (above) of the wax seal necklaces have been photographed close-up. If you have a hard time imagining the size of the charms, then it can be helpful to physically draw the dimensions of the wax seal charm on a piece of paper. *You can type in the words "mm to in" into Google's search box, that will give you a quick converter if you prefer the dimensions measured in inches.
The Lion And The Mouse fable:
Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him. This soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his big jaws to swallow him. "Pardon, O King," cried the little Mouse: "forgive me this time, I shall never forget it: who knows but what I may be able to do you a turn some of these days?" The Lion was so tickled at the idea of the Mouse being able to help him, that he lifted up his paw and let him go. Some time after the Lion was caught in a trap with ropes, and the hunters who desired to carry him alive to the King, tied him to a tree while they went in search of a waggon to carry him on. Just then the little Mouse happened to pass by, and seeing the sad plight in which the Lion was, went up to him and soon gnawed away the ropes that bound the King of the Beasts. "Was I not right?" said the little Mouse.