A Seal for the Sheriff of Northumberland.
A George III brass Desk Seal, with mushroom-shaped wood handle, the matrix cut with the arms and initials of Raph Bates, [1764-1813], of Milbourne Hall, who was made Sheriff of Northumberland in 1812.
Good with small scratches in one area of the upper side of the brass seal. The wood handle has some movement in the brass socket but is firmly in place.
Height – 7.80 cm.; Diameter – 4.70 cm.; Weight – 87 gms.