Rapier with Scabbard

Decoration attributed to Gasparo Mola Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376

The hilt decoration includes the coat of arms of the Albani family, possibly Orazio Albani (1576–1653), ambassador from Urbino to the papal court. While clearly influenced by French ornament, the decoration has been attributed to Gasparo Mola (1567–1640), a medalist and goldsmith working in Rome between about 1620 and 1630.

Rapier with Scabbard, Decoration attributed to Gasparo Mola (Italian, Coldre ca. 1580–1640 Rome), Steel, gold, silver, leather, wood, French or Italian

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3/4 left view of hilt