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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1620–30
Culture:
Northern European, possibly Flanders
Medium:
Steel, gold, copper wire, wood
Dimensions:
L. 48 3/4 in. (123.8 cm); L. of blade 42 1/4 in. (107.3 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 13 oz. (1276 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Inscribed on each side of the blade: I H I.
Ex coll.: E. Vaisse, Marseilles; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
Objets d'art et de haute curiosité du Moyen-Âge, de la Renaissance et des temps modernes composant l'importante collection de M. E. Vaïsse de Marseille. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, May 5–8, 1885. lot no. 92.

Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 63, no. F.31.

Hoff, A., H.D. Schepelern, and G. Boesen. Royal Arms at Rosenborg. Vol. 1 and 2. Copenhagen, 1956. vol. 1, pp. 48–49, no. 21, vol. 2, pl. 12.

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. pp. 126–127.



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