Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Smallsword with Scabbard

ca. 1780–89
probably Paris
French, probably Paris
Steel, rayskin, silver, gold, wood
L. with scabbard 38 3/8 in. (97.5 cm); L. without scabbard 38 3/8 in. (97.5 cm); L. of blade 31 1/2 in. (80 cm); W. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); Wt. 12.6 oz. (357.2 g); Wt. of scabbard 2.4 oz. (68 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926
Accession Number:
26.145.288a, b
Not on view
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Long-term loan," December 1, 2005–June 30, 2016.

Dean, Bashford. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. no. 90, pl. LXVIII.

Mars & Merkur. Wertvolle Antike Waffen, Seltene Militaria Und Bedeutende Historische Sammlungsstücke. Frankfurt: Mars & Merkur, 1987. no. 95 (an almost identical sword, no provenance given).

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