Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cup-Hilted Rapier

Hilt Maker:
Francesco Maria Rivolta (Italian, Milan, active second half of 17th century)
Attributed to Francisco Ruiz the Elder (Spanish, Toledo, died after 1617) , or his son.
Attributed to Francisco Ruiz the Younger (Spanish, Toledo, active first half of 17th century) , or his father.
ca. 1670
Italian, Milan
Steel, iron wire, wood, textile (felt)
L. 44 5/16 in. (112.5 cm); W. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb 12 oz. (795 g)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in the fuller of the blade, on one side: DE FRANCISCO; and on the other: RVIZ EN TOLEDO (refering to the bladesmith, either Francisco Ruiz the Elder, or his son Francisco Ruiz the Younger); on the outer side of the base of the hilt around the opening for the blade: FRAÑ MARIA RIVOLTA IN MILANO ALLA CORONA (referring to the name, location, and shop sign of its maker, Francesco Maria Rivolta).
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