The original seal is an antique from the late nineteenth century, and was hand-engraved in purple alexandrite gemstone in the workshop of Carl Fabergé.
This seal is a jewelry-quality casting in bronze from the original, with a turned wood handle in durable black walnut, lightly finished.
It depicts a regal crest, consisting of a dexter (right) hand holding aloft the imperial Russian crown of the Romanov dynasty. Beneath the torse (or wreath) of the crest is an impressive Gothic capital letter “R.”
Seal Face is oval, about 3/4" x 1" (1.9 x 2.4 cm)
Height, from face to top of handle: 3 3/4" (9.6 cm)