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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 376
This hilt is the only recorded work of the Dresden sword-cutler Israel Schuech. The decoration of strapwork and allegorical figures, set with paste jewels and formerly enameled, parallels contemporary goldsmiths' work at the opulent Saxon court.
Inscription: (Toledo marks on ricasso, point downward)
1. crowned T repeated 6 times
2. half moon repeated 4 times (and twice again at end of blade grooves)
3. crowned fleur-de-lis repeated 4 times
Blade: IVAN MARTINEZ EN TOLEDO (reverse) IN TE DOMINE SPERAVI NON (obverse) ESPADERO DEL REY (on ricasso)
Hilt: ISRAEL SCHVECH M[achts] 1606
Ex coll.: Historisches Museum, Dresden
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