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hallmarked 1747–48
British, London
Silver, steel, wood
L. 35 1/2 in. (90.2 cm); Wt. 15 oz. (425.2 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Eric Vaule, in memory of his mother, Rae D. Vaule, 1991
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
The silver hilt is decorated with an imaginative array of Rococo masks and shells. It is a fine example of the application of contemporary decorative styles to the design of sword hilts.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500-1800," June 9, 1998–November 29, 1999.

La Rocca, Donald J., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. p. 33, ill.

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