3501 – Horseshoe & Key Charm

Museum classification:
Protection
Size:
6 cm x 2 cm
Information:

Soft white metal charm, in the form of a horseshoe and a key, with five drilled holes, one used for suspension.

Purchased from a flea market in Blandford Forum, Dorset.

In terms of materials and manufacture method, the object closely resembles horseshoe charms from the collection of Edward Lovett as documented by Jude Hill in 'The Story of the Amulet:  Locating the Enchantment of Collections' in Journal of Material Culture 12(1):65-87, March 2007.  The charm was made in large numbers as can be seen from the three imperfections on the rear side which indicate injection moulding.

 

 

 

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Metal
Copyright ownership:
MWM