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Sword: HEN.M.190-1933

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Description

Sword, blade with marks and traces of brass inlay. Wheel pommel with recessed for ornament. The pommel does not belong - it should be rectangular. Blade has been remounted on the hilt: marks of vice are visible on blade and tang has been pointed over to disguise fresh filed/polished surface after re-mounting.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator, 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart

Dating

Late 15th century
Circa 1470 - 1500

Note

Central Europe

Components of the work

Inlay composed of brass (alloy)
Decoration
Pommel
Surface

Materials used in production

Steel

Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Sword, cast, with traces of brass inlay and a filed and polished surface after re-mounting

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.190-1933
Primary reference Number: 18832
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 2 December 2011 Last processed: Saturday 27 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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