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Hunting sword: HEN.M.281-1933

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Hunting sword, English, c.1740. Silver mark 1B on end of knuckle-guard, probably a London sword cutler or haft maker. Blade for German market. Inscribed 'Recte faciendo...'

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J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1740

Components of the work

Knuckle-guard composed of silver
Sword composed of steel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Recte faciendo
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

Inscription present: silver mark 1B on end of knuckle-guard

  • Location: Knuckle-guard
  • Type: Mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.281-1933
Primary reference Number: 19069
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 January 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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