Padlock and key

Object Number: 
Z.1923ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Bronze, steel
Dimensions: 
Part (padlock): 1 1/4 x 7/8 x 3/8 in. (3.2 x 2.2 x 1 cm) Part (key): 7/8 x 1/2 x 1/8 in. (2.2 x 1.3 x 0.3 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: lock cover: "VC" crowned
Description: 
Heart-shaped bronze padlock with swinging cover over keyhole; C-shaped steel shackle on top hinged on one side; swinging cover stamped "VR" with crown. Steel key with oval loop, hollow cylindrical shaft and L-shaped block.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter S. Poor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group