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Smallsword: HEN.M.264-1933

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Small sword with enamel grip, perhaps for a child. German, c. 1750.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Mid-18th Century
Production date: circa AD/CE 1750

Note

This small sword has a delicate ceramic grip, painted with a house or church, and this, together with its short length, suggests that it may have been made for a woman.

Components of the work

Grip: composed of enamel Sword: composed of steel

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.264-1933
Primary reference Number: 19039
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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