Lot 9
  • 9

UNSIGNED

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
Sold
10,625 USD
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Description

  • A COLLECTION OF 33 WATCH KEYS
    18TH AND 19TH CENTURY
33 gilt metal keys including • nine in the shape of pistols or rifles • six in the shape of animals • three articulated winding cranks • two in the shape of fists (one fist carved from coral) • one compass • one with enamel globe rotating on axis • one in the shape of a drawing compass with a hardstone seal • one hardstone seal with long chain • one in the shape of a mallet • one in the shape of a whimsical sailing galleon • one in the shape of a helmet • one pencil key • one tool key • two set with blue enamel • two other gilt keys 

Catalogue Note

For illustrations and discussions of similar keys, see Smith, G. H. and E. R., Watch Keys as Jewelry, 1967.

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