Padlock and key

Padlock and key
Title
Padlock and key
Date 
1700-1800
Medium 
Iron
Dimensions 
a: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 5/8 in. ( 6.4 x 3.2 x 1.6 cm ) b: 1 7/8 x 3/4 x 1/4 in. ( 4.8 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Sheet iron padlock in the shape of a wide, inverted teardrop with U-shaped lock; plain iron key; engraved motif and inscription.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1187ab
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