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Rare Antique Chinese Padlock

Rare Antique Chinese Padlock

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1230155

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Beautiful and unusual brass padlock in the shape of a dog licking its chops. The lower jaw is articulated.
Good condition and beautiful patina, fair wear and tear (a slight scratch on the right side); key probably remade some time ago, and inside mechanism replaced (see pix). L: 6,5 cms without the key. Qing, 19th C.