© Sandra Hendler 2016
This is a small & fabulous bronze hand seal (unengraved on the seal end) from the Napoleon III period in France with the loveliest golden patina. It's my favorite piece from my trip to Paris. A heavy, truly elegant and very graceful female hand, beautifully sculpted in great detail with a ring on it's finger & a perfect stippled cuff. The palm side is as beautiful as the reverse. I've been wearing it as a pendant as it is just the right size for that-I wrapped 16 gauge wire around the wrist & fashioned a loop to suspend it from a chain. I didn't have a jeweler make this permanent as I also used it in my cabinet of curiosities. It's a wonderful piece for display! I've only seen one other as small as this hand, which measures 2 inches long & 13/16ths of an inch wide at the widest point. Really a gorgeous piece which displays fantastically.
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