Réf : 70189
Important key with sun & Medusa head. France. Louis XIV. Late 17th C.
An important key with a beautiful cast, chiseled and mercury or fire-gilded bronze double-sided bowl depicting the head of Medusa against a radiate sun, placed on an Ionic capital and continuing into an iron shank and key blade.
The quality of the key is outstanding and it is assumed that it was commissioned for the court of king Louis XIV.
France. Late 17th century.
Dimensions: length 8,2cm ; diameter of the “sun” bow 2,9cm ; weight 25,93 grams
In excellent condition.