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Ward-box with key

Ward-box with key

  • Place of origin:

    Moselkern (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1670-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 14 []

Physical description

Portion of a lock and key. Iron, with wards and mandrill; the lower part of the long barel of the key is plain and the upper part is of baluster form; the bow is decorated with symmetrical floral designs in openwork.

Place of Origin

Moselkern (made)


ca. 1670-1700 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron


Length: 16.5 cm lock, Width: 9.5 cm lock, Length: 24.8 cm Key

Descriptive line

Ward-box from a lock, with key, wrought iron, made in Moselkern on the Moselle, ca. 1670-1700

Labels and date

WARD-BOX FROM A LOCK WITH KEY, wrought iron, Germany ; c. 1670-1700

From Moselkern, on the River Moselle.

Museum No. 1057&a-1893 [07/1994]


Wrought iron


Forging (metal forming)


Metalwork; Ironwork


Metalwork Collection

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