Large Sixteenth-century Etched Lock and Key

  • $1,750.00

The open lock reveals an intricate mechanism that pairs with the unusual star-shaped key. Made in the late-sixteenth century, when such keys were considered desirable objects of curiosity for royal and noble collections, the body of this piece is elaborately etched.

Dimensions: 9 x 4.5 x 3 in.

Date: c. 1580