Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cup-Hilted Rapier

Sword maker:
Cup signed Carlo Piccinino (Italian, Milan, active ca. 1650–75)
ca. 1650–75
Italian, Milan
Steel, iron wire
L. 44 in. (111.8 cm); L. of blade 37 1/4 in. (94.6 cm); W. 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 5 oz. (1048.9 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1911
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Signature: Cup signed: Carlo Picinino

Inscription: (on both side of the ricasso) see cards for illustration. Inscribed: (stamped at base of outer side of cup) CARLO / PICININO (stamped on both sides of blade) xx XIN x SOL x IN x GEN x
Ex coll.: Marquis de Villahermosa; Baron Giulio Francheti, Florence
Dean, Bashford. Notes on Arms and Armor. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1916. pp. 56–57, ill.

Godoy, José-A. Quelques jabons sur l'influence d'Antonio Tempesta (1555-1630) dans l'art des armuriers, in Geneva. Vol. XXIX. 1981. pp.33–38, pp.107–138.

Boccia, Lionello G., and José-A. Godoy. Museo Poldi Pezzoli Armeria. Vol. 2. Milan, 1986. pp. 447–448, no.659.

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