Detail View: The AMICA Library: Hilt from a Court Sword

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1923.1061
AMICA Library Year: 
1998
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Nationality: 
European; British
Creator Dates/Places: 
England
Creator Name-CRT: 
England, about 1790-1800
Title: 
Hilt from a Court Sword
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
c. 1790-1800
Creation Start Date: 
1790
Creation End Date: 
1800
Materials and Techniques: 
polished steel, pierced and inset with faceted steel beads
Classification Term: 
Armor
Classification Term: 
Arms
Classification Term: 
Arms
Dimensions: 
Overall: 0cm, Guard: 9.7cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1923.1061
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance
Rights: 
Context: 
The entire hilt is made of polished steel, with faceted steel beads of different sizes arranged in rows and rosettes to give the impression of a "jeweled" hilt. This was an object of great luxury to be worn only with a gentleman's formal attire at court.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1923.1061.tif