Object Place: Europe, London, England
5.8 x 17.5 cm (2 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.) Weight: 161.6 gm (5 oz 4 dwt)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The shaft of the key, which is cast in sections, is of baluster form, with horizontal bands of beading and a section of vertical fluting. The key tongue is a square, openwork foliate trellis pattern. The handle is in the form of a cartouche framing an openwork monogram for William IV, surmounted by the royal crown.
Monogram for William IV, surmounted by the royal crown on handle.
On shaft, maker's mark RI with a pellet between in a square shield (unrecorded); sovereign's head; lion passant; date letter s; leopard's head crowned.
1975, sold by Nicholas E. Landau (dealer), Paris, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1975)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour