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Cup-Hilted Rapier

Hilt Maker: Francesco Maria Rivolta (Italian, Milan, active second half of 17th century)
Bladesmith: Attributed to Francisco Ruiz the Elder (Spanish, Toledo, died after 1617) , or his son.
Bladesmith: Attributed to Francisco Ruiz the Younger (Spanish, Toledo, active first half of 17th century) , or his father.
Date: ca. 1670
Geography: Milan
Culture: Italian, Milan
Medium: Steel, iron wire, wood, textile (felt)
Dimensions: L. 44 5/16 in. (112.5 cm); W. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm); Wt. 1 lb 12 oz. (795 g)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2012
Accession Number: 2012.162

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