For your consideration is an exceedingly scarace and historically important c. 1750 rare antique Royal personal desk seal of James Francis Edward Stuart, Black Prince of Wales. Natural Hardstone Basalt Royal Wax Seal Desk Stamp in the form of the bust of HRH Prince James Francis Edward Stuart, son of deposed King James II of England.Weight is 7.13 grams. Red hand-tooled Morocco / Moroccan leather presentation case included. This case is likely not original to the royal seal of The Princess of Wales. Measures approximately 26mm x 24mm x 16mm. James Francis Edward Stuart (10 June 1688 - 1 January 1766), nicknamed The Old Pretender by Whigs, was the son of King James II and VII of England, Scotland and Ireland, and his second wife, Mary of Modena.
He was Prince of Wales from July 1688 until, just months after his birth, his Catholic father was deposed and exiled in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. James II's Protestant elder daughter (the prince's half-sister), Mary II, and her husband, William III, became co-monarchs and the Bill of Rights 1689 and Act of Settlement 1701 excluded Catholics from the English throne and, subsequently, the British throne. James Francis Edward was raised in Continental Europe and known as the Chevalier de St. After his father's death in 1701, he claimed the English, Scottish and Irish crown as James III of England and Ireland and James VIII of Scotland, with the support of his Jacobite followers and his cousin Louis XIV of France. Fourteen years later, he unsuccessfully attempted to gain the throne of Britain during the Jacobite rising of 1715.A final attempt at rebellion, led by his son Charles Edward Stuart, was made in the Jacobite rising of 1745. Following his death in 1766, his elder son, Charles Edward Stuart, continued to claim the British crown as part of the Jacobite Succession. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Desktop Items\Stamps & Seals". The seller is "galleryoff5th" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.