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Seal impressions (2) in box

Object Number: 
INV.4048a-d
Date: 
1850-1895
Medium: 
Wood, wax, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 1.6 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse of "a": "COMMON PLEAS OF NEW YORK."
Description: 
Two circular red wax seal impressions with paper backing in circular wooden box; larger impression (a) with shield surmounted by a bird with outstretched wings and inscription in relief; smaller impression (b) with same emblem, but without inscription.
Gallery Label: 

This seal was that of the New York Court of Common Pleas, a state court in New York City that was established in 1686 and lasted until 1895.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group