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Seal impression in box

Object Number: 
INV.4663a-c
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Plastic, wax, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/8 x 2 in. ( 1 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on scrap of paper found inside box: "Squier / arms from / seal ring of / donor's father. / Gift of Mr. / Frank Squier" printed paper label: affixed inside box lid: "287, / REGENT / STREET / CORNER OF / MARGARET / STREET / . . . yon ch
Description: 
Octagonal red wax wafer with oval seal impression; shield surmounted by elephant's head, with banner inscribed "ERECTUS NON ELATUS" below; in circular brown plastic box with printed paper label affixed inside lid.
Gallery Label: 
According to a note found with the object, this impression, which represents the arms of the Squier family, was made from the seal ring of the donor's father.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frank Squier
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group