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Smallsword with Scabbard

Date:
ca. 1750–60
Culture:
possibly German
Medium:
Hard stone (chrysoprase), gold, steel, vellum, wood, textile
Dimensions:
L. without scabbard 36 5/8 in. (93 cm); L. of blade 27 9/16 in. (70 cm); W. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); D. 3 in. (7.6 cm); Wt. 15 oz. (417 g); Wt. of scabbard 3 oz. (85 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.349a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Inscribed on the blade: Crepin Marchand Fourbisseur Rue St. Honore a Paris (interior) and de la fabrique de la marque au Raison a soligen (exterior).
Count Alexander Keller (St. Petersburg, Russia), W.R. Hearst (St. Donat's Castle, Wales), Howard Ricketts
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Hearst the Collector," November 9, 2008–February 1, 2009.

La Collection d'Armes et d'Armures du Comte de Keller a St..Petersburg. Stockholm, 1919.

Förteckning Över Greve Kellers Samling Av Orientaliska Och Europeiska Vapen ... Försäljes Genom .... Stockholm: Bukowskis Auktioner AB, March 5, 1920. lot. 159, ill., pl. XII.

Fleetwood, Georg W. "Greve Kellers Vapensamling." Smärre Meddelanden 4, no. 3–4 (1921). p. 149, fig. 21.

Sale Catalogue, H.Bukowski Konsthandel. Stockholm: Bukowskis Auktioner AB, March 3–4 1926.

Sotheby & Co. A Choice Collection of Swords, Fire Arms and Other Weapons, Defensive Armour. London: Sotheby & Co., May 10–11, 1932. lot. 166, p. 23.

Schreeb, T. von. "Svenska vapenauktioneer." Svenska Vapenhistorika Sällskapets Arsskrift X (1948). vol. X, p.119, fig.7, pp. 120–121.

Jarlier, Pierre. Répertoire D'arquebusiers Et De Fourbisseurs Français: Avec Des Noms De Directeurs Et Contrôleurs Des Manufactures D'armes Françaises. St. Julien du Saulet: F. P. Lobies, 1976. col. 70.

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. pp. 345–346, 366, fig. 130.

Arms and Armour at the Dorchester. The International Arms and Armour Exposition (Other title: Arms and armour at the Dorchester). London: R. Stockwell, 1982. p. 54 , ill.

Arms and Armour. London, July 7, 1982. lot. 109, ill.

Hayward, John F., and Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. The Hever Castle Collection: The Property of The Lord Astor of Hever. Vol. I. London: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., May 5, 1983. sale no. 254, lot 490, ill.

Truman, Charles. The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes. Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991. pp. 222–225, no. 75–76.



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