Hunting Sword

Decorator Emanuel Pioté Austrian
Decorator Jacob H. Köchert Austrian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376

This richly decorated sword was made for one of the counts Hoyos-Sprinzenstein. His enameled coat of arms surmounts the lion-headed pommel. The scabbard locket is inscribed "Pioté et Köchert," the leading Viennese jewelers of the nineteenth century.

Hunting Sword, Emanuel Pioté (Austrian, Vienna 1781–1865), Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather, Austrian, Vienna

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Upper half (in scabbard)