Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Rapier

Date:
ca. 1600–10
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Steel, brass, copper, wood
Dimensions:
L. 45 3/4 in. (116.2 cm); L. of blade 37 1/8 in. (94.3 cm); W. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 12 oz. (1247 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Prince Albrecht Radziwill, by exchange, 1928
Accession Number:
28.100.2
Not on view
Inscription: (on obverse side of ricasso) First mark, imitation of mark of Sebastian Hernandez the Elder, Toledo, ca. 1570. Second mark, the swords of Archmarshalship, badge of the Electors of Saxony.
(on reverse side of ricasso) the swords of Archmarshalship.
See Cards for illustrations.
Ex coll.: Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony, Dresden; Dr. Bashford Dean, Riverdale, NY
Boeheim, Wendelin. Handbuch der Waffenkunde : das Waffenwesen in seiner historischen Entwickelung vom Beginn des Mittelalters bis zum Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Leipzig: E.A. Seemann, 1890. p. 669.

Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus. Schutz- und Trutzwaffen des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts aus dem Historischen Museum Dresden. Berlin: Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, 1927. no. 94, pl. 4.

Grancsay, Stephen V. "Notes on Armor of the Greenwich School." Metropolitan Museum Studies 2, pt. 1 (1929). pp. 56–58, fig. 3, ill.



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