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A fun and rare secret padlock in bronze. China Qing Ming or Korea.

A fun and rare secret padlock in bronze. China Qing Ming or Korea.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1800: Item # 1466070

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The padlock is made of thick bronze, solid construction, the partitions are thick. There is a secret system to clear the keyhole which is hidden. You can see in the photos the explanation of the system. The bronze has an excellent centuries-old patina and the object is discreetly decorated with chiselling at the ends. The rivets are in the shape of flowers. This padlock is simple but of good quality. The key is lost, but this type of key is technically easy to make. Dimensions: 150x55mm. Weight: 630g Probably Chinese work from the 18th century or earlier. Maybe Korean.