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Smallsword: HEN.M.254 & A-1933

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Maker(s)

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Description

Small sword, blade inscribed 'Wilhelm Wirsberg, Solingen'. Scabbard covered in leather. German/French, c.1780

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 18th century
Production date: circa AD 1780

Components of the work

Sword composed of steel Scabbard Cover composed of leather

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Wilhelm Wirsberg Solingen
  • Location: On the blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.254 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 19019
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 January 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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

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