Ivory grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann (1717–1787)
German (possibly Munich)
Steel, silver-gilt, ivory, leather
L. 29 1/2 in. (74.9 cm)
Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926 (26.145.243)
Similar sword grips of ivory, carved with fanciful Rococo ornament of shells and waves and attributed to Deutschmann, are recorded as being in the prince-elector of Bavaria's armory in the 1740s.