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Locksmith’s Saw

LS 2001.0.64

Date : XVIIIth century


Locksmiths were reputed to have best saws, given that craftsmen made ​​their own tools and that locksmiths were the kings of the smithy. This item is adorned with a wooden handle inlaid with garlands of flowers surrounding a garland of Greek frets; moreover the arbor of the saw is topped by the head of a winged woman, her hat finished off with scrolls.