Description This is a French classic lantern style masterpiece key of the late 1500s or 1600s in fine condition. It is quite large for the type and has aApproximately 24 teeth in the bit, the bit being part that is actually inserted in the lock.
Provenance Charles T. Yerkes (1837-1905), until 1905; Charles T. Yerkes Estate Sale, American Art Association, New York, 1910, no. 474; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910
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