A rare wrought iron padlock with its original key. The barrel-shaped, cylindrical body is wrapped in two iron bands adorned with punched and incised decoration with a scroll ended shackle and a vertical key slot. The lock can be opened by pushing the key inside the cylinder. In full working order !
Sweden, 2nd half of 16th century.
Provenance: ex Bo Knutsson Antik & Konsthandel (Stockholm, SE)
Dimensions: L (with key inserted) 15.5cm ; L (barrel) 8.5cm ; H 6.5cm
References: we have a PDF file on Historical Locks, which depicts a nearly identical padlock which is dated 1575. This can be sent upon request and will be included as documentation to the eventual buyer.
1 300 €