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Ceremonial key

Iron. Made for marriage of Ferdinand of Tuscany & Christine de Lorraine at Bar-le-Duc on May 3rd, 1583. Arms of Florence & Lorraine topped and flanked by scrolls have addorsed putti with torches in full round, their heads also supporting entablature with

Provenance

1958, Marie Therese Delhez-Brassinne, Liège, Belgium. 1958, sold by Delhez-Brassinne to the MFA for $300.00. (Accession Date: September 18, 1958)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

French (Lorraine), 1583

Object Place

Lorraine, France

Accession Number

58.711

Medium or Technique

Metal; Iron

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Metalwork