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Key

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1702-1714 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gilt brass, pierced and engraved

  • Museum number:

    M.360-1923

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 10

Chamberlain’s key. Gilt bronze, the bow pierced with crowned cipher of Queen Anne. English; early 18th century.

Physical description

Chamberlain’s key. Gilt bronze, the bow pierced with crowned cipher of Queen Anne. English; early 18th century. Pierced bow enclosing the cipher; octagonal baluster stem, engraved bit.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1702-1714 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gilt brass, pierced and engraved

Marks and inscriptions

Cipher of Queen Anne

Dimensions

Length: 5.5 in

Object history note

Received from Mrs Drummond, 9 Elm Park Gardens, S. W. 10. (Per Mrs Linda Myers)

Descriptive line

Key, gilt brass pierced and engraved with the cipher of Queen Anne, made in England, ca. 1703-1714

Labels and date

10. KEY, brass, pierced and engraved and gilded, England; c. 1703-14

With the monogram of Queen Anne (1703-14).

Museum No. M.360-1923 [07/1994]

Materials

Brass (alloy); Gold

Techniques

Gilding; Piercing; Engraving (incising)

Subjects depicted

Monograms

Categories

Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Royalty; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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