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Part of Arms and Armor
James Morisset (English, London, active 1768–1800)
Date: hallmarked for 1797–98Accession Number: 26.145.315a, b
Grip attributed to Joseph Deutschmann (German, Imst 1717–1787 Passau)
Date: ca. 1740Accession Number: 26.145.243a, b
Hilt by Israel Schuech (German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610)
Date: dated 1606Accession Number: 1970.77
Signature probably refers to Jean Drouart (French, Paris, died before October 1715)
Date: dated 1712Accession Number: 1989.3
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé (French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
Date: ca. 1540Accession Number: 2010.200
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The Russell B. Aitken Gallery of European edged weapons offers an unparalleled display of finely decorated European swords dating from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century, including rapiers, hunting weapons, ceremonial swords, and presentation swords made of delicate and precious materials.
This gallery also features the last royal armor made in Europe, which was created in 1712 for the five-year-old heir to the Spanish throne, Luis, prince of Asturias.
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