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Rapier

Bladesmith:
Johannes Moum (German, Solingen, active ca. 1600)
Date:
ca. 1575–1600
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Steel, silver wire, wood
Dimensions:
L. 44 in. (111.8 cm); L. of blade 35 13/16 in. (91 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 2 oz. (1417.5 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1929
Accession Number:
29.157.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on reverse side of ricasso, in groove) (Imitation of mark of Sebastian Hernandez the Elder, Toledo, ca. 1570. [see ref. Boeheim]).
Inscriptions: (stamped in groove on each side of blade) [see Cards]; (incised on ricasso, obverse side, probably: [PIC] INIO) ··· INIO; (on ricasso, reverse side, probably [AN] TONIO] ··· TONIO
Ex coll.: Dresden Historical Museum
Boeheim, Wendelin. Handbuch der Waffenkunde: das Waffenwesen in Seiner Historischen Entwickelung vom Beginn des Mittelalters bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Leipzig: E. A. Seemann, 1890. p. 669.

Dresden Historical Museum. Rudolph Lepke's kunst-auktions-haus, Berlin, 1927. no. 77, pl. 4.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. no. 143, pl. LI, ill.

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. pp. 115–117.



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