Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cup-Hilted Rapier and Matching Parrying Dagger

ca. 1650–75
possibly Naples
Italian, possibly Naples
Steel, iron
L. 46 3/4 in. (118.8 cm); L. of blade 40 3/16 in. (102.1 cm); W. 11 3/4 in. (29.9 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 14 oz. (1304 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1951
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Inscribed: (stamped on blade, obverse) ·:·MARIA·:· CONCEBIDA·:· (reverse) ·:·SINPECADO·:·ORIGINAL·:·
Ex colls.: Baron C.A. de Cosson, Florence; Rutherford Stuyvesant, Allamuchy, New Jersey
Christie, Manson & Woods. Catalogue of the Famous Collection of Armour and Arms Formed by That Well-Known Connoisseur, The Baron de Cosson, F.S.A., Which Has Been On Loan to the South Kensington Museum for the Last Two Years. London: Christie, Manson & Woods, May 2–3, 1893. p. 30, no. 196.

Laking, Guy Francis, Charles A. de Cosson, and Francis Henry Cripps-Day. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries. Vol. IV. London: G. Bell and Sons, 1921. p. 70, fig. 1483.

Nickel, Helmut, Heribert Seitz, and H. Seitz. Blankwaffen: Geschichte und Typenentwicklung im europäischen Kulturbereich : ein waffenhistorisches Handbuch I (1965).

Nickel, Helmut. Ullstein-Waffenbuch: Eine Kulturhistorische Waffenkunde Mit Markenverzeichnis. Berlin: Ullstein, 1974. p. 169, ill.

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