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English Key with Continental Coronet

Materials: Steel. Dimensions: height 14 cms. Place of Origin: England. Date: c 1710. Maker: unknown. Present Location: private collection. Explanation: This finely engraved, early 18th century key, whose pierced bow takes the form of...

Art Nouveau Key

Materials: Steel. Dimensions: height 16.5 cms. Place of Origin: France. Date: c 1895. Maker: unknown. Present Location: private collection. Explanation: A large key of Art Nouveau design with a complex bit. Decorative keys of...

Key with Confronting Dolphins

Materials: Steel. Dimensions: height 14 cms. Place of Origin: France. Date: Late 18th Century. Maker: Laverne. Present Location: private collection. Explanation: This finely modelled key with its sleeve (which protects the stem when not...

Brass Welsh Miner’s ‘Twist’ Storage Tin

Materials: brass with thin sheet iron inner compartment. Dimensions: height 15 cm / 6 in, diameter 6.5 cm / 2.5 in. Place of Origin: UK. Date: late 19th to early 20th century. Retailer: Daniel...

Lead Tobacco Box

Materials: cast lead. Dimensions: height (incl. finial) 13.5 cm / 5 ¼ in, length 13.5 cm / 5 ¼ in, width 10.2 cm / 4 in. Place of Origin: Bristol, England. Date: ca. 1830....

Worshipful Company of Drapers Plaque

Material: Cast iron Dimensions: Height: 25cm / 10in, Width: 23cm / 7in Place of Origin: United Kingdom Date: Probably 19th century Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This cast iron plaque...

Scottish Paktong Snuffbox

Material: Paktong Dimensions: Length: 7.3cm / 2⅞ in, Width: 4.5cm / 1¾ in Place of Origin: Probably Scotland Date: 1811 Maker or Retailer: Possibly Walter Malcom Present Location: Private collection Explanation: The snuffbox has...

Named and Dated Book Clasp

Material: Copper alloy Dimensions: Length: 8.4cm / 3 ½in Place of Origin: Probably England Date: Dated 1770 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Private collection Explanation: This cast copper alloy book clasp is engraved...

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