Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Two-Hand Sword

ca. 1570
Italian, Venice
Steel, gold, wood
L. 63 in. (160.02 cm); L. of blade 45 1/8 in. (114.6 cm); greatest W. 17 3/4 in. (45.09 cm); greatest W. of blade 1 1/16 in. (2.69 cm); greatest thickness of blade 1/4 in. (0.64 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 5 oz. (2863 g)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Marking: Punched, repeated twice on each side of the ricasso: A flower like mark; inlaid in copper on one side of the blade: a crossed X; inlaid in copper on the other side of the blade: a star.
Ex. coll.: Duc d'Abrantès; Earl of Londesborough; Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc de Dino, Paris.
"which Will be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Christie, Manson & Woods, at their Great Rooms, 8 King Street, St. James's Square, On Wednesday, July 4, And Two following Days, And Monday, July 9, 1888, And Two following Days, at one o'clock precisely.." In Catalogue of the Valuable and Extensive Collection of Armour and Arms, Carvings in Ivory, Celtic and Saxon Antiquities, &c., of the Right Hon. The Earl of Londesborough:. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, 1888. lot 11.

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. pp. 15, 56, no. F. 8, ill. p. 15.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi bianche Italiane. Milano, 1975. pp. 382–83, fig. 471.

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