"My finding would be this is definitely a Desk Seal with rectangular crystal or glass at base not yet or never carved with intaglio mark. It is possible the pink stone at the top of the figure could also have been used as seal.
The 4" height is…"
"What a beautiful object, the case certainly looks old 19th century or quite possibly even earlier, I would love to be able to see it in person and get a feel for it! I can't wait to for the test results."
"oh my Goodness! Welcome Brenda, and what a lovely lady you have there! I had two thoughts: Austrian Bronze, cold painted as sculpture, or as several here have suggested, a seal that was never completed. Believe it or not, (22 yrs as an estate sale…"
"Hey Cowboy. I am a National Trainer of Teachers. They all call me "Miss Brenda" too. It's the way we talk in my world. :)
Just got in from NYC, am getting ready to leave again for Missouri, but will get back to all this later in…"
I do see why you think the base is concave, but what you are doing is looking through the faceted stone embedded in the base. The stone actually protrudes from the base and the 'statue' sits upon its flat faceted surface."
"Charles L. Floyd, you are a newcomer here. I've been a member since IAO started 10 or so years ago. We now have over 20,000 members. My Ning # is 152. I've helped thousands of people identify and evaluate their items. I've…"
"Brenda, it appears that you and Charlie are not siblings. A few years ago another Brenda from Ohio and her brother Charles CT-CA conspired to get me kicked off IAO. One complained, then the other, to Scott who used to own IAO. And with no warning or…"
"Well, my husband CARY and I are getting a few chuckles over all this correspondence and aren't quite sure what we have stepped into.
Gentlemen, I am working out of state until the middle of next week. When I return home, I will take…"
" Hello Mr. Michael,
I have to agree that your logic is correct- and that this could be a wax seal that was never engraved for the new owner. Makes perfect sense. But, it could also be something else- as it is a relic of unknown age…"
"Hello Mr, Tom,
I do not know Miss Betty, nor have I ever been a member of this or any other Antique Forum before- so, your information is wrong. I am relatively new here. I also have never been kicked off any forum. I do not speak…"
"Charlie also uses "we". He also calls you Miss Brenda. As I recall your husband's name is Jeff. For some reason I thought you and Charlie were the "we" since you both used it in your replies.
I can't see the…"