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Seal impression in box

Object Number: 
Z.1785a-c
Date: 
1870-1905
Medium: 
Wax, cardboard
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 2 in. ( 1.3 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on banner below shield: "PER MONTES" stamped: on box lid: "TIFFANY & CO. / UNION SQUARE / NEW YORK." handwritten in ink: on bottom of box: "Arms of / Stuyvesant / family from / seal made by / Tiffany."
Description: 
Octagonal red wax wafer with circular seal impression with shield surmounted by deer's head with antlers; in circular white cardboard box with "TIFFANY & CO. UNION SQUARE NEW YORK" inscribed on top.
Gallery Label: 
This seal is said to represent the arms of the Stuyvesant family.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group