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Key

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1670-1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pierced, chiselled, chased, steel

  • Museum number:

    2297-1855

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 7

Physical description

Key of pierced, chiselled and chased steel. The bow is chased and enriched with the coat of arms of the De La Rochefoucauld family.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1670-1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pierced, chiselled, chased, steel

Dimensions

Length: 12.1 cm

Object history note

The chased bow displays the coat of arms of the De La Rochefoucauld family, one of the most famous families of the French nobility.

Descriptive line

Key, steel, pierced and chiselled steel, chased bow with the coat of arms of the De La Rochefoucauld family, made in England, ca. 1670-1700

Labels and date

18. KEY, steel, pierced and chiselled, England; c. 1670-1700
With an unidentified coat of arms.
Museum No. 2297-1855 [07/1994]

Materials

Steel

Techniques

Chiselling; Piercing; Forging (metal forming); Chased

Subjects depicted

Coats of arms

Categories

Household objects; Metalwork; Tools & Equipment; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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