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Curators, Collectors, and Dealers: The Growth of the Arms and Armor Collection, 1929 to the Present

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Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony

Israel Schuech (German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610)

Bladesmith:
Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)
Date:
dated 1606
Culture:
German, Dresden
Medium:
Steel; gilt bronze, with traces of enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls, wood
Dimensions:
L. overall 48 in. (121.92 cm) L. of blade 41 1/4 in. (104.78 cm) Wt. 3 lb. 4 oz. (1474 gm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1970
Accession Number:
1970.77
24860

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