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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
Gritzner, Maximilian. Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der welt Innerhalb des XIX. Jahrhunderts. Leipzig: J. J. Weber, 1893. p. 276 ff.

Tietze, Hans. "Die Denkmale des politischen Bezirkes Horn in Niederösterreich. Teil 2: Die Denkmale der Gerichtsbezirkes Horn." Österreichische Kunsttopographie 5 (1911). pp. 518–525.

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