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Lock and key

Lock and key

  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, pierced and engraved

  • Museum number:

    257-1900

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 17 []

Physical description

Lock and key made of wrought iron. It has a sliding bolt and a pierced plate which is attached to the rear, engraved with lions, dolphins, monsters and fleur-de-lys.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)

Date

ca. 1600-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, pierced and engraved

Descriptive line

Lock and key (from a door), wrought iron, engraved with lions, dolphins, monsters and fleur-de-lys, Spain, ca. 1650-1700

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

pl.29, p.74
Gardner, John Starkie. Ironwork. Part 2: Continental ironwork of the renaissance and later periods. London, 1896.

Labels and date

LOCK & KEY (from a door)
Wrought iron
Spain; second half of the 17th century
257&a-1900

With a sliding bolt. A pierced plate is attached to the rear, engraved with lions, dolphins, monsters and fleur-de-lys. The applied mouldings are cut down from another object. [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Piercing; Engraving

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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