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Cup-Hilted Rapier

Date:
ca. 1650–75
Geography:
probably Naples
Culture:
Italian, probably Naples
Medium:
Steel, iron wire, wood
Dimensions:
L. 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm); L. of quillon 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm); L. of blade 40 1/8 in. (101.9 cm); W. of blade 11/16 in. (1.7 cm); D. of blade 3/8 in. (0.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 1 oz. (935.5 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.13
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on both sides of ricasso) see cards for ill.
Inscribed: (on blade in groove, obverse) xx IOHANIS x BONGEN xx (reverse) xx IHN xx SOLINGEN xx
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris
de Cosson, Charles A. Le Cabinet D'Armes de Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Étude Descriptive par le Baron de Cosson. Paris, October 31, 1901. This rapier called Spanish or Neapolitan, first half XVII century.

Norman, A. V. B., and C.M Barne. The Rapier and Small-sword 1460-1820. London, 1980. Hilt type 83 discussed.



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