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Dressing in Steel: Part One

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Hunting Sword of Prince Camillo Borghese (1775–1832)

François Pirmet (French, Paris, recorded 1779–1818)

Goldsmith:
Antoine-Modeste Fournera (French, Paris, documented 1806–17)
Date:
1809–13
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Silver-gilt, steel, leather, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
L. with scabbard, 27 in. (68.58 cm); Wt. with scabbard, 1 lb. 10 oz. (737 g); L. of sword, 25 7/16 in. (64.59 cm); L. of blade, 19 3/4 in. (50.17 cm); L. of scabbard, 21 3/8 in. (54.28 cm); Greatest W. of hilt, 4 5/8 in. (11.73 cm); Greatest W. of blade, 1 3/16 in. (3 cm)
Classification:
Swords-Hunting
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Sulzberger Foundation, Inc. and David G. Alexander Gifts, and Bequest of Stephen V. Grancsay, by exchange, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.136
24891

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