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Sword: HEN.M.298 & A-1933

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Maker(s)

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Description

Naval Officer's sword and scabbard, 17th century hanger, reused in 18th century. Silver gilt hilt, horn grip. Marks on hilt. Sharply curved blade, blued etched and gilt.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

17th Century
18th century
Circa 1600 CE - 1800 CE

Components of the work

Hilt composed of silver gilt Blade composed of gilt Grip composed of horn Sword composed of steel

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.298 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 19154
Old object number: PB 143
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 January 2016 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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