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Hunting Sword

Emanuel Pioté (Austrian, Vienna 1781–1865)
Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian, Vienna 1795–1868)
ca. 1825
Austrian, Vienna
Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather
L. 26 15/16 in. (68.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.26a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
This richly decorated sword was made for one of the counts Hoyos-Sprinzenstein. His enameled coat of arms surmounts the lion-headed pommel. The scabbard locket is inscribed "Pioté et Köchert," the leading Viennese jewelers of the nineteenth century.
Inscription: Inscribed: (engraved on face of blade) Vivat / Carolus 6 / Imperator / et Rex Boh. / 1723 (with Austrian double-headed eagle crowned); (around upper rim of locket) Piote & Kochert / Jouilliers de la Cour / à Vienne

Marking: Arms: (top of hilt) Hoyos Sprinzenstein; (on chape), Imperial arms of Austri
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