Art/ Collection/ Art Object


hallmarked 1768–69
French, Paris
Steel, silver, gold, porcelain, enamel, textile
L. 38 5/8 in. (98.1 cm); L. of blade 32 in. (81.3 cm); W. 4 in. (10 cm); D. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 2 oz. (510 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926
Accession Number:
Not on view
Minneapolis, Minn. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Long-term loan," December 1, 2005–June 30, 2016.

Dean, Bashford. Catalogue of European Court Swords and Hunting Swords: Including the Ellis, De Dino, Riggs, and Reubell Collections. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1929. no. 74, pl. LVI.

Norman, A. V. B. Small Swords and Military swords: Their Development and Dating, from the Middle of the Seventeenth Century to the Early Nineteenth Century. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1967. n.p. , note 61 (this sword, together with 26.145.276, mentioned as late examples of rococo decoration on small-sword hilts).

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Helmut Nickel, Stuart W. Pyhrr, Leonid Tarassuk, and American Federation of Arts. The Art of Chivalry: European Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: An Exhibition. New York: The Federation, 1982. pp. 108–111, no. 63, ill.

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