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Key

Key

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1670-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pierced and engraved steel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by George Salting

  • Museum number:

    166-1898

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 7

Key of steel, the openwork bow is formed of foliage enclosing an unidentified monogram, the baluster stem is pierced and engraved with floiage, English, late 17th century.

Physical description

Key of pierced and engraved steel, the openwork bow is formed of foliage enclosing an unidentified monogram, believed to possibly be the letters 'ERV'. The baluster stem is pierced and engraved with foliage.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1670-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pierced and engraved steel

Dimensions

Length: 13.97 cm, Width: 4.45 cm

Descriptive line

Key of steel pierced and engraved, with an unidentified monogram, made in England, ca. 1670-1700

Labels and date

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

With an unidentified cypher.

Salting Bequest
Museum No. 166-1898 [07/1994]

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Piercing; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Monograms

Categories

Household objects; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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