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Seal impression in box

Object Number: 
INV.4693a-c
Date: 
1815-1850
Medium: 
Wax, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 1.3 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
relief: on banner below shield: "RECTITUDINE STO" printed paper label: affixed inside box lid: "R. LOVETT / Seal Engraver / & / Die Linker, / 183 Broadway, / NEW YORK" handwritten in ink: on tag found inside box: "GIFT OF / LUCILLE / DE LUZE / FOLEY / 2
Description: 
Octagonal red wax wafer with oval seal impression; shield with banner inscribed "RECTITUDINE STO" below; in circular wooden box with screw-on lid with printed paper label affixed inside.
Gallery Label: 
The motto "Rectitudine Sto," or "stand tall," is used by the du Pont family.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lucille de Luze Foley, 1950
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group