Hunting Sword

Decorator: Emanuel Pioté (Austrian, Vienna 1781–1865)

Decorator: Jacob H. Köchert (Austrian, Vienna 1795–1868)

Date: ca. 1825

Geography: Vienna

Culture: Austrian, Vienna

Medium: Steel, gold, enamel, agate, wood, leather

Dimensions: L. 26 15/16 in. (68.5 cm)

Classification: Swords

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1948

Accession Number: 48.26a, b


This richly decorated sword was made for one of the counts Hoyos-Sprinzenstein. His enameled coat of arms surmounts the lion-headed pommel. The scabbard locket is inscribed "Pioté et Köchert," the leading Viennese jewelers of the nineteenth century.