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Seal impression

Object Number: 
INV.4209b
Date: 
1860-1910
Medium: 
Wax, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 3/4 x 2 x 1/8 in. ( 7 x 5.1 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on wax surface: "CERTAMEN LITERAR CONSTIT. / . . . / STADFASTAD AF / GUSTAF III 1786"
Description: 
Red wax wafer with circular seal impression, affixed to paper backing.
Gallery Label: 
This seal impression is associated with New York lawyer Joseph H. Choate (1832-1917), "a leader in cultural and humanitarian activities, an active Republican, a prominent 'club man,' and a celebrated after-dinner speaker," according to Scribner's Concise Dictionary of American Biography (1964).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group