Rapier with Scabbard

Blade made by bladesmith Andrea Ferrara, Italian (active Belluno), active 1550 - 1583. Silver mounts of rapier and scabbard probably by silversmith Wendel unter den Linden, German (active Dresden), active 1566 - 1593, died before 1610.

Geography:
Made in Dresden, Saxony, Germany, Europe

Date:
c. 1575-1583

Medium:
Engraved steel [blade]; blackened iron, pierced and engraved silver, wood, silver wire [hilt]; pierced and engraved silver, wood, leather [scabbard]

Dimensions:
Pommel: 2 1/2 × 2 13/16 inches (6.3 × 7.1 cm) Blade: 11/16 × 42 3/8 inches (1.8 × 107.6 cm) Width (quillons): 9 15/16 inches (25.2 cm) Depth: 5 13/16 inches (14.8 cm) Scabbard: 2 1/2 inches × 7/8 inches × 3 feet 2 1/2 inches, 8.1 ounces (6.4 × 2.3 × 97.8 cm, 230g)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

* Gallery 249, Arms and Armor, second floor (Kretzschmar von Kienbusch Galleries)

Accession Number:
1977-167-584a,b

Credit Line:
Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, 1977

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