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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, Europe

Production
Note:

Central Europe

Collection:

J.S. Henderson

Category:

weapons

Name:

sword

Date:

circa 1470 1500

Period:

late 15th century

Description:

Sword, blade with marks and traces of brass inlay. Wheel pommel with recessed for ornament. The pommel does not belong - it should be rectangular. Blade has been remounted on the hilt: marks of vice are visible on blade and tang has been pointed over to disguise fresh filed/polished surface after re-mounting.

Technique(s):

casting (process); whole
recessing; pommel; for ornament
inlay (process); decoration
filing; surface; after re-mounting
polishing; surface; after re-mounting

Material(s):

steel; whole
brass (alloy); inlay

Technique
Description:

sword, cast, with traces of brass inlay and a filed and polished surface after re-mounting

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1933-03-16; Henderson, James Stewart

Provenance:

Unknown before testator, 'Abbotsford', Downs Road, St Helen's Park, Hastings, Sussex

Acquisition Credit:

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Accession:

Object Number: HEN.M.190-1933
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 18832; input: 2001-01-25; modified: 2011-12-02)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/18832





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