Padlock and key

Object Number: 
1937.1188ab
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 4 1/2 × 3 5/8 × 1 5/8 in. (11.4 × 9.2 × 4.1 cm) Overall (b): 3 7/8 × 1 3/8 × 3/8 in. (9.8 × 3.5 ×
Description: 
Padlock made of sheet iron with flat top in the shape of toy bear's head with baluster shaped keyhole cover (pivoted).
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group