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.
Inscription: Signed: (hilt, side of quiver carved on swag) KLETT F
Ex coll.: Barons Alphonse and Nathaniel de Rothschild, Vienna
Truman, Charles. The Gilbert Collection of Gold Boxes. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991. pp.198–201, no. 69.
Lillie, Sophie. Was einmal war: Handbuch der enteigneten Kunstsammlungen Wiens. Vienna: Czernin, 2003. p.1101, no. 3138.