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Cipher

Cipher

  • Place of origin:

    Hampton (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1700 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wrought iron

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by R. G. Rice FSA

  • Museum number:

    M.64-1933

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 114a, case WN

Physical description

Monogram of wrought iron, formed of the letters HMS.

Place of Origin

Hampton (made)

Date

ca. 1700 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wrought iron

Marks and inscriptions

'HMS'

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm, Width: 18.5 cm, Depth: 1 cm

Object history note

Formed of the letters HMS, it is said to have come from the railing surrounding the tomb of Huntingdon Shaw, blacksmith (d. 1710), from the churchyard at Hampton-on-Thames, Middlesex.

Descriptive line

Monogram, wrought iron, Hampton-on-Thames, ca. 1700

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

Starkie Gardner, J. English Ironwork of the XVII and XVIII Centuries. London, 1911. p.58.
Archaeological Journal. LII. pp.158-172.
Surrey Comet. Oct. 19th 1895.

Labels and date

MONOGRAM
Wrought iron
England; c. 1700

Formed of the letters HMS, it is said to have come from the railing surrounding the tomb of Huntingdon Shaw, blacksmith (d. 1710), from the churchyard at Hampton-on-Thames, Middlesex.

Bequest of R.G. Rice FSA
Museum No. M.64-1933 [07/1994]

Materials

Wrought iron

Techniques

Forging (metal forming)

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork; Christianity

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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