14 December 2000
A STEEL MASTERPIECE KEY
French, late 16th Century style
The pierced handle with two addorsed grotesque beasts flanking a central winged female figure above a horned mask, all over a corinthian capital, the vase-shaped finial possibly later
6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) long
As lot 1.
Rothschild inv. no(s). not known.
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