Seller: thehouseofantiqueslondon (362) 100%, Location: Ilford, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 232135798945 Solid Brass Indian Turtle Shaped Antique Lock (decorative item) For sale is a very decorative and collectable Indian (Rajasthan) Solid brass Antique turtle shaped padlock (with key) The item is hand made from brass and etched by hand also, the item is in working condition (but a bit sticky when using the handmade key to open the lock) this is expected as its handmade and not mass manufactured. The lock works with a spring mechanism and pins which are placed inside the turtle shaped lock main body. It works by placing the handmade key inside the entrance cavity of the object (shown in the photos). The 2 prong key once aligned with the spring hinges needs to be pushed into place to flatten the springs inside. Once this has been achieved the internal springs flatten down to the release the locking mechanism and opening the lock as a result. (as stated this can be a bit fiddly, however is still achievable and the item works as a result). This item is rare as 1 it works and 2 it comes with the original key. It’s more of a decorative item in this day and age however, and a very collectable artefact from India. Please view close up photos provided as part of this advert and ask questions before purchase of offers to avoid any disappointment and clarify assumptions. Size: L 4” x W 2.5” x H 2” Please ask questions before purchase to avoid any disappointment or confusion. Global shipping is possible. Condition: Great condition for an item of this age, shows patina and a bit fiddly to open but it works so please view all photos provided.