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Seal stamp: Wurttemberg Consulate

Object Number: 
1946.72
Date: 
ca. 1856
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 10.2 x 3.2 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
intaglio (inverted): on stamp face: "KÖN. WÜRTTEMBERG CONSULAT / IN / NEW YORK"
Description: 
Iron stamp with faceted handle and oval face with coat of arms and inscriptions in intaglio.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this stamp was used by Leopold Bierwirth, who served as consul for the Kingdom of Württemberg (a member state of the German Confederation) in New York in the mid-1800s (1856-?). Bierwirth was the father of the donor's stepmother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Sanford Dwight Foot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group