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Key

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1670-1700 (made)
    late 17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Steel, pierced, chiselled, engraved

  • Museum number:

    M.651-1910

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 7

Key of pierced, chiselled and engraved steel, with an unidentified crowned monogram, England, c.1670-1700.

Physical description

Key of pierced, engraved and chiselled steel. The bow formed by a crowned double monogram, within scrollwork; the barrel richly pierced.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1670-1700 (made)
late 17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Steel, pierced, chiselled, engraved

Dimensions

Length: 12.6 cm

Object history note

Received from the Salting Bequest, from the James Gurney Collection.

Descriptive line

Key, steel, pierced, engraved and chiselled, England, ca. 1670-1700

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

Campbell, Marian, "Decorative Ironwork", V&A, 1997, p.109.

Labels and date

23. KEY, steel, pierced and engraved, England; c.1670-1700

With an unidentified crowned monogram.

Museum No. M.651-1910 [07/1994]

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Piercing; Forging (metal forming); Chiselled; Engraving

Categories

Household objects; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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