It’s a little hard to tell in the picture, but from what I see it looks like those letters, contours, and reliefs look to curved and uneven to be used for printing. Usually printing plates would be flat across the entire plane for the ink to stick.
For instance, the words “we wouldn’t need...” look like they are a lot more shallow than the surrounding area and wouldn’t even touch the material to be printed on.
Because of its size, it was probably used as some sort of seal, such as a wax seal for envelopes (maybe in an executives office). Or it may have been used as some sort of seal for certain products (used like a wax envelope sealer, however I’m not aware of any products that had a seal like that).
Please correct me if I’m wrong, or maybe the pic just looks deceiving.
-my two cents
Last edited by Speedracer; Wed Sep 11 2019 02:20 PM.