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Wax Seal Necklace Aesop fable Wolf and Lamb - antique French wax seal charm necklace

This listing is for one necklace with an Aesop fable.

The words framing this piece reads in French:
La Raison Du Plus Fort...
(The Reason of the Strongest...)

The ancient Aesop childhood fable "the Wolf and the Lamb" warns that innocence is no protection against the cruel, and to beware of those who will not listen to reason nor conscience. To look out for and protect yourself and your loved ones against those who take advantage and show disregard for others.

Note:
* size of charm is about 15mm across
* this listing is for one charm and an 18" delicate sterling silver chain
* the words are small and all letters may not be fully legible

The wax seal used in creating this charm dates back to the 1840’s, an authentic antique wax seal from the Napoleon III of France era.

The 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.

Helpful hints:
* 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.
*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.

The Aesop fable:

A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat. He soon got his eyes on the Lamb. As a rule Mr. Wolf snapped up such delicious morsels without making any bones about it, but this Lamb looked so very helpless and innocent that the Wolf felt he ought to have some kind of an excuse for taking its life.
"How dare you paddle around in my stream and stir up all the mud!" he shouted fiercely. "You deserve to be punished severely for your rashness!"
"But, your highness," replied the trembling Lamb, "do not be angry! I cannot possibly muddy the water you are drinking up there. Remember, you are upstream and I am downstream."
"You do muddy it!" retorted the Wolf savagely. "And besides, I have heard that you told lies about me last year!"
"How could I have done so?" pleaded the Lamb. "I wasn't born until this year.
"If it wasn't you, it was your brother!" said the Wolf.
"I have no brothers." replied the Lamb.
"Well, then," snarled the Wolf, "It was someone in your family anyway. But no matter who it was, I do not intend to be talked out of my breakfast."
And without more words the Wolf seized the poor Lamb and carried her off to the forest.

Wax Seal Necklace Aesop fable Wolf and Lamb - antique French wax seal charm necklace by RQP Studio


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: fine silver, sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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