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Smallsword with Scabbard

ca. 1785
French, Paris
Steel, gold, wood, leather
L. 37 13/16 in. (96 cm); L. of blade 31 3/8 in. (79.7 cm); W. of blade 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); D. of blade 3/8 in. (0.9 cm); Wt. 12 oz. (340 g); Wt. of sword 10 oz. (283 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:
34.57.13a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: Inscribed on both sides of the blade: Palle Mr Fourbisseur Place Des Trois Maries Près le Pont néuve à Paris; on the locket of the scabbard: Palle Fourbisseur de Monsieur Frere du Roy Paris.
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