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RAPIER SWORD

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The sword is encased in a leather sheath that is broken off at the point. It has a chased metal handle with female head at the end. The hilt has a lion mask shield with a cross topped by crown. There is a plaque of ridged mother of pearl on the wood handle. It is long and thin in shape and probably a rapier.

Category:
weapons
Object name:
RAPIER SWORD
Made from:
Metal -- leather -- mother of pearl
Made in:
Venice, Italy
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
87 cm (34 1/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
14.279.1-2
Class:
METAL
Signature marks:
COAT OF ARMS on hilt: lion and cross of St. Mark
Credit line:
Gift of General Foods, 1978