Superb antique key-shaped padlock with secret and key perfectly (1) - Iron (cast/wrought)

Description
Superb antique key-shaped padlock with secret and key perfectly (1) - Iron (cast/wrought)
Italy - First half 19th century

A museum-worthy item


Key-shaped padlock with secret lock and key, perfectly functional.

Opening mechanism:
hold it and unscrew the stem that will split in two. In fact, by unscrewing it, the lower part comes off and lets out the hidden lock positioned in the central part in the centre of the stem itself. Screw in the key and, in doing so, release the upper ring that allows the padlock to open.
To close it, do the reverse procedure, i.e. after having hooked the ring, unscrew the key and let the ring lock while remaining closed; then, screw the lower part of the padlock that hides the lock back on.

You must have it in your collection.


It will be carefully packaged and shipped via tracked and registered mail.

Lot details
No. of items
1
Object
Superb antique key-shaped padlock with secret and key perfectly
Material
Iron (cast/wrought)
Estimated Period
First half 19th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear
Dimensions
9×2×6 cm
Weight
118 g
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