Padlock

Padlock
Title
Padlock
Date 
1840-1900
Medium 
Iron, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 7/8 in. ( 8.9 x 6.7 x 2.2 cm )
Description 
Cat head shaped lock of sheet iron with flat brass keyhole plate with baluster shape.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1190
Marks 
stamped: on keyhole plate: "PATENT"
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group