Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Armorer's vise

Maker:
Jacopo de Ferrara
Date:
1588
Culture:
Northern Italian
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H. of (a) 10 3/16 in. (25.9 cm); L. of (b) 5 1/8 in. (13 cm) ); L. of (c) 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Iron
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.16.5a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 503
Inscription: [on one cartouche]: AIACOBO / DE / FERRARI'S / QM / DESIDERIS; [on other cartouche]: AVCTO / ET / PERFECTO / ANNO / MDLxxxviii
possibly Séchan , Paris (until 1875; M. Séchan collection sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, February 22–27, 1875, p. 30, lot 135; to Carrand); Louis Carrand , Paris (from 1875) ; Frédéric Spitzer , Paris (until 1929; sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, January 9–12, 1929, lot 129; sold for $1,450); Samuel Yellin , Philadelphia
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