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Sword: M.3-1893

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Basket hilted sword. Steel blade marked, including the name ANDREA FERARA. Mid-17th century.


History note: Once the property of Gen. Lord Fairfax (1612-71). Sir Cuthbert Sharpe's Collection. Londesborough Sale, Christie's July 1888, lot 326, £15-15. (Cripps-Day, p. 17). Charles Fairfax Murray

Measurements and weight

Depth: 11.5 cm
Length: 91.2 cm
Weight: 0.816 kg
Width: 13.2 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1893) by Murray, Charles Fairfax


Mid 17th century
Circa 1630 CE - 1670 CE

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Inscription present: both sides with other marks

  • Location: On blade
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Type: Maker's mark

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Accession number: M.3-1893
Primary reference Number: 19129
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 May 2021 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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