Seal w/tag: Argencia Commercial del Ymperio Mexicano
Overall: 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 9.5 x 4.4 cm )
in relief (inverted): around edge of stamp: "AGENCIA COMERCIAL DEL YMPERIO MEXICANO / NUEVA YORK" handwritten in ink: on tag found with object: "Sceal[sic] of the Im[p]erial Mixican[sic] Consulate / of New York. Came into the possesion of / my Grand Pa
Circular brass stamp of the "Agencia Comercial del Ymperio Mexicano" in New York, with wooden knob handle.
A note found with this stamp indicates that it came into the possession of the donor's grandfather, the Austrian Consul General of New York, around 1867, when Emperor Maximillian I of the Mexican Empire was shot, and the Mexican consulate in New York was closed.
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.