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sword

1550/1600

British Museum

British Museum

Sword; blade fluted near butt and stamped on both faces with name and maker's stamp; hilt entirely of iron, chased and damascened with gold; pommel chased with heavy scrolls with masks and trophies; faceted baluster shaped grip; quillons S shaped with knuckle guards, loops at side of tang, etc; inscribed., the linear motifs all damascened, with gilded areas on a matted ground on pommel and guard; inscribed.

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  • Title: sword
  • Date Created: 1550/1600
  • Physical Dimensions: Length: 111.00cm; Width: 18.50cm (hilt); Length: 2.00cm (hilt); Depth: 9.80cm (hilt); Weight: 1098.00g
  • External Link: British Museum collection online
  • Technique: chased; damascened; stamped
  • Subject: heraldry
  • Registration number: WB.12
  • Production place: Made in Germany. Made in France
  • Producer: Attributed to an Imitator of Munsten, Andreis
  • Material: metal; iron; gold
  • Copyright: Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum
  • Acquisition: Bequeathed by Rothschild, Ferdinand Anselm. Previous owner/ex-collection Spitzer, Fr
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