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Rapier

Bladesmith:
Clemens Wopper (German, Solingen, active 17th century)
Date:
ca. 1600–10
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, gold, silver, brass
Dimensions:
L. 45 1/2 in. (115.6 cm); L. of blade 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 7 oz. (1106 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.279
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Stamped in the middle groove of the blade, on the obverse: CLEMENTE WVOPPER; on the reverse: MI SINAL EL GALO (My sign is the cock).
Ex coll.: Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
Cosson, Charles Alexander. Le Cabinet d'Armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. pp. 62–63, no. F27, pl. 3, ill.

Weyersberg, Albert. Solinger Schwertschmiede des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts und ihre Erzeungnisse. Solingen, Germany: Verein für Technik und Industrie, 1926. p. 56.

Norman, A. V. B. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. p. 227.



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