John James Audubon (owned), 1785-1851
Wax Seal Fob, 1826
L.S. Tyler Collection, JJA.1938.1199
This is a wax seal fob featuring ornate gold details and a rectangular, red carnelian stone engraved with the image of John James Audubon’s Wild Turkey. Audubon’s motto, “America My Country,” is engraved above the turkey. The seal is trimmed in chased gold.
The wax seal fob is featured in the July 2020 post, “Audubon’s Story: America, My Country,” on the Friends of Audubon blog.
Where can you view this object? As of the writing of this post, the seal is on display in Gallery C at the Audubon Museum.
Questions? Contact museum curator Heidi Taylor-Caudill at 502-782-9716 or [email protected].