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Brandistock: HEN.M.346-1933

Object information

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Brandistock (sweyne) (swine feathers) (Swedish feathers) (hand palizados). Steel blades concealed in shaft and ejected by a sharp jerk. Signed on blade 'AL SEGNO DEL CORAL' (to the mark of the heart). Early 17th century.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Acquisition and important dates

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


17th Century, Early#
Circa 1600 - 1630

Components of the work

Parts composed of feathers
Blades composed of steel

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.346-1933
Primary reference Number: 19326
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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