Seal matrix

This is a small 8 sided seal matrix bearing an oval portrait of Robert Burns, with a bird above and a small tree below. The white ivory handle is elaborate with several decorative grooves. It is engraved:   'WOOD NOTES WILD / BETTER A WEE BUSH THAN NAE BIELD / DUMFRIES/ BURNS CLUB'   A seal matrix was used to stamp a distinguishing mark onto molten wax as a means of representing identity, authority and status.
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metal & white metal (seal), ivory (handle)
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length 105 mm, diameter (top) 29 mm, width (seal) 27 mm
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Dumfries & Galloway Council
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