England, about 1790-1800 / Hilt from a Court Sword / c. 1790-1800England, about 1790-1800
Hilt from a Court Sword
c. 1790-1800

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Creator Nationality: European; British
Creator Dates/Places: England
Creator Active Place: England
Creator Name-CRT: England, about 1790-1800
Title: Hilt from a Court Sword
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1790
Creation End Date: 1800
Creation Date: c. 1790-1800
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Armor
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: polished steel, pierced and inset with faceted steel beads
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: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
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.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1923.1061
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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