Seal impressions (2) in box

Title:
Seal impressions (2) in box
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wax, plastic
Dimensions: 
Overall (container): 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. (1 x 4.4 cm)
Description: 
Two octagonal red wax seal impressions in circular plastic box.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Frank Squier
Object Number: 
INV.4656a-d
Marks: 
printed paper label: affixed inside box lid: "ORTNER / LATE / WEIGALL, / late / (GRIFFITHS & WEIGALL) / 3 St. James Street, / Pall Mall. / (removed from No 23) / Engravers to their Royal Highnesses the Dukes & Duchesses of Cumberland & Cambridge." handwr
Gallery Label: 
Notes found with this object indicate that one of the impressions was made from (a copy of?) a seal ring belonging to the English general and statesman Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658). The donor's ancestor Samuel Squire was Cromwell's auditor.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group