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Window grille

Window grille

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)
    Aachen (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 15N

Physical description

Wrought iron window grille, with ornamental inscription of lilies, knots, and a flag.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)
Aachen (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron


Height: 100 cm, Width: 124 cm, Depth: 34 cm

Descriptive line

Ironwork window grille, with ornamental inscription of lilies, knots, and a flag, wrought iron, Germany, 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

pl.15, p.33
Gardner, John Starkie. Ironwork. Part 2: Continental ironwork of the renaissance and later periods. London, 1896.
Pedrini, A. Il Ferro Battuto sbalzato e cesellato nell' arte Italiana. Milan, 1929.

Labels and date

Wrought iron
Germany; 17th century

From the 16th century onwards,window grilles became comon in many southern European countries as window openings became larger. Glazed windows were uncommon at this date because of the high cost of glass. Grilles provided security, while at the same time allowing air circulation. This one is from a house in Clotten on the river Moselle.

Museum No. 989-1893 [07/1994]


Wrought iron


Forging (metal forming)

Subjects depicted

Knots; Lily; Flag


Metalwork; Furniture; Ironwork


Metalwork Collection

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