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Hunting Sword

Emanuel Pioté (Austrian, Vienna 1781–1865)
Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian, Vienna 1795–1868)
ca. 1825
Austrian, Vienna
Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather
L. 26 15/16 in. (68.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.26a, b
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.
Inscription: Engraved on the face of the blade: Vivat / Carolus 6 / Imperator / et Rex Boh. / 1723 (with an Austrian double-headed eagle crowned); around the upper rim of the locket: Piote & Kochert / Jouilliers de la Cour / à Vienne.

Marking: An enamel ornament on the top of hilt: the Hoyos-Sprinzenstein arms; engraved on the chape of the blade): the Imperial arms of Austria.
Blumka Gallery, New York City (until 1948; sold to MMA).
Gritzner, Maximilian. Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der welt Innerhalb des XIX. Jahrhunderts. Leipzig: J. J. Weber, 1893. p. 276 ff.

Tietze, Hans. "Die Denkmale des politischen Bezirkes Horn in Niederösterreich. Teil 2: Die Denkmale der Gerichtsbezirkes Horn." Österreichische Kunsttopographie 5 (1911). pp. 518–525.

Pyhrr, Stuart W. "Of Arms and Men: Arms and Armor at the Metropolitan, 1912–2012." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 70, no. 1 (Summer 2012). pp. 39–40, fig. 65.

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