Hunting Sword

Sword maker Johann Georg Klett German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376

The bloodstone grip is signed by Johann Georg Klett, who was appointed court stone carver to Friedrich August II (reigned 1733–63), prince-elector of Saxony, in 1755. Klett is also known to have made hard-stone snuffboxes.

Hunting Sword, Johann Georg Klett (German, 1720–1793), Steel, silver, gold, bloodstone, German, Dresden

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