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Lock And Key, late 16th–mid- 17th century

This is a Lock and key. It is dated late 16th–mid- 17th century and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is cast and engraved steel, iron. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Unknown. It is credited Gift of Anonymous Donor.

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (a): 1.2 x 25 cm (1/2 x 9 13/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 40 x 9.3 x 2.6 cm (15 3/4 x 3 11/16 x 1 in.)

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Lock And Key, late 16th–mid- 17th century; cast and engraved steel, iron; H x diam. (a): 1.2 x 25 cm (1/2 x 9 13/16 in.) H x W x D (b): 40 x 9.3 x 2.6 cm (15 3/4 x 3 11/16 x 1 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-161-135-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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