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Hunting Sword

Sword maker:
Johann Georg Klett (German, 1720–1793)
Date:
ca. 1750
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel, silver, gold, bloodstone
Dimensions:
L. 29 in. (73.7 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
The bloodstone grip is signed by Johann Georg Klett, who was appointed court stone carver to Friedrich August II (reigned 1733–63), prince-elector of Saxony, in 1755. Klett is also known to have made hard-stone snuffboxes.
Inscription: Signed: (hilt, side of quiver carved on swag) KLETT F
Ex coll.: Barons Alphonse and Nathaniel de Rothschild, Vienna
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