Tulips wax seal charm - antique Viceroy tulip flower wax seal jewelry pendant in bronze.
This listing is for one charm.
The charm was made using an impression of an antique wax seal that dates back to the 1800's France.
"Gather a wreath from the garden bowers,
And tell the wish of thy heart in flowers."
James Gates Percival (b. 1795 † 1856)
Flowers, and the sentiments which they represent:
Tulip ~ Fame
The Viceroy tulip is an emblematic of wealth and status - and a reminder to stay grounded in spite of fame.
There's an Latin quote about tulips written after the Tulipomania crash of 1637, it goes:
"Without its colors, it would be nothing."
Tulips were a symbol of wealth and status and were traded like currency.
In the year 1636 the price for a tulip bulb of the type "Viceroy" was:
Two loads of wheat, four loads of rye, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, 79 liters of wine, 425 kg of cheese, 4 tons of butter, a bed, some clothes and a silver cup.
In the spring of 1637 prices for the bulbs crashed, everybody sold, and the bulbs were worthless ...
* this listing is for one wax seal charm
* no frills - shipped with no meaning card, no gift packaging
* the charm is made of solid bronze
* the size is about 20mm across
The wax seal charms are made by hand in Myrtle Beach, SC by RQP Studio.
Please note that the patina on the wax seal charm has been through a oxidization process to give it a antique, vintage look. The antique seal has been pressed into the bronze by hand, and this gives each and every wax seal charm a unique look. The charms are hallmarked on the back with the RQP logo stamp. The wax seal charm you will receive is similar to the ones in the pictures.
* Some of the images (above) of the wax seal charms 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.