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Chamberlain's Key

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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...

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Inscription

Monogram for William IV, surmounted by the royal crown on handle.

Marks

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.

Provenance

Nicholas E. Landau, Paris, purchased May 14, 1975, Theodora Wilbour Fund in Memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour. (Accession Date: May 14, 1975)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English (London), 1833–34

  • Mark of RI, English (London), active 1833
Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

5.8 x 17.5 cm (2 5/16 x 6 7/8 in.) Weight: 161.6 gm (5 oz 4 dwt)

Accession Number

1975.317

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver