Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dagger with Scabbard

Sword maker:
Wolf Paller (German, Dresden, died 1583)
Date:
ca. 1575
Geography:
Dresden
Culture:
German, Dresden
Medium:
Steel, silver, ray skin, leather, wood
Dimensions:
L. 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm); Wt. (with sheath) 1 lb. 6 oz. (624 g)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929
Accession Number:
29.158.662a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on scabbard mount, stamped) W P (Dresden goldsmith, Wolf Paller, 1853); D (mark of Dresden); 16 lott (weight)
Historical Museum, Dresden; Samuel J. Whawell; Fenton; Dean
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," January 15, 1953—March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," April 18, 1953—June 7, 1953.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Medieval and Renaissance Arms and Armor, loan exhibtion from MMA," October 1953–April 1954.

Historical Museum, Dresden, Sale catalogue. Berlin, 1919.

"Sold by Order of his Executors, The Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Company Limited and Mrs. Rebecca Appleyard." In Catalogue of the Magnificent Collection of Armour, Weapons, and Works of Art, The Property of the late S. J. Whawell, Esq.. London: Sotheby's, London, 1927. p. 8, no. 52, ill., pl. 3.

Dean, Bashford, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catalogue of European Daggers: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections / by Bashford Dean. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. p. 106, no. 116, pl. XLI, ill.

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. p. 227, no. 183, pl. II (ill. two marks), pl. LVI (ill. dagger and sheath).

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p. 24, no. 85, ill.

Blair, Claude. European & American Arms, c. 1100–1850. New York: Crown Publishers, 1962. fig. 202.

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde. Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 168.

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. p. 338.



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