France, Paris, c. 1750-1760 / Small Sword / c.1750-1760France, Paris, c. 1750-1760
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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Dates/Places: France
Creator Active Place: France
Creator Name-CRT: France, Paris, c. 1750-1760
Title: Small Sword
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1750
Creation End Date: 1760
Creation Date: c.1750-1760
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: steel, gilt and russeted, copper, wood
Dimensions: Overall: , Blade: , Guard: 7.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1916.1094
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Context: The hilt, pommel, and guard of this sword are richly chiseled in low relief against a stippled gold background with animals (dogs, a stag, ducks) which appear to be adapted from paintings by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1775). An elegant court sword such as this was an important accessory to a gentleman's attire, yet remained functional -- it could be withdrawn for an impromptu duel.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1916.1094
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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