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Escutcheon

Escutcheon

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron, pierced, engraved

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr W. L. Hildburgh FSA

  • Museum number:

    M.161-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114b, case 5

Physical description

Key escutcheon of wrought iron in the form of a griffin holding a thunderbolt.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

17th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron, pierced, engraved

Dimensions

Height: 18.5 cm, Width: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Key escutcheon in the form of a griffin, wrought iron, Germany, 17th century

Labels and date

28. KEY-ESCUTCHEON, wrought iron, Germany; 17th century

An escutcheon is the decorative plate which protects the area around the keyhole.

Gift of Dr W.L. Hildburgh, FSA
Museum No. M.161-192 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming); Pierced; Engraved

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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