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Lock

Lock

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)
    Flanders (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600-1650 (made)
    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Museum number:

    M.308-1927

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114c, case 17 []

Physical description

Large lock of wrought iron with a pitted surface which indicates that the lock has been cleaned in acid.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)
Flanders (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1600-1650 (made)
ca. 1700 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Descriptive line

Lock, wrought iron, Germany or Flanders, 17th and 18th centuries

Labels and date

LOCK, wrought iron, Germany or Flanders; 17th and 18th century

The lock is of c. 1600-50, the plates and pilasters are c. 1700. The pitted surface indicates that the lock has been cleaned in acid, a common practice in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Museum No. M.308-1927 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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