Wax seal necklace with a bunch of grapes and with caption "Wine Does Wonders" - antique wax seal charm jewelry.
This listing is for one necklace depicting a bunch of grapes.
The words framing this piece reads:
Wine Does Wonders
A fun motto drawn from a song with the same name by John Eccles, an English composer (1650-1735). The song (below) is listed in a book dated 1825, "The Universal Songster; or, Museum of Mirth".
Wine Does Wonders:
Wine does wonders every day,
Makes the heavy light and gay,
Throws off all their melancholy,
Makes the wisest go astray,
And the busy toy and play,
And the poor and needy jolly.
Wine makes trembling cowards bold,
Men in years forget they're old,
Women leave their coy disdaining,
Who till then were shy and cold,
Makes the niggard slight his gold,
And the foppish entertaining.
* size of charm is about 14x15mm
* this listing is for one charm with an 18" delicate sterling silver chain
* the words are small and not fully legible
The antique wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to the 19th Century, it originates from England.
The wax seal charm necklaces are made by hand in Myrtle Beach, SC by RQP Studio.
This wax seal 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 wax seal 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.
* 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.
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