Blade by Juan Martinez / Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony / 1606Blade by Juan Martinez
Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony

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Creator Name: Martinez, Juan
Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Role: Maker
Creator Dates/Places: Toledo, Spain
Creator Name-CRT: Blade by Juan Martinez
Creator Name: Schuech, Israel
Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Dates/Places: active ca. 1590-1610
Creator Name-CRT: Hilt by Israel Schuech (Dresden)
Title: Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: 1606
Creation End Date: 1606
Creation Date: 1606
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Arms
Materials and Techniques: Steel, bronze-gilt with traces of enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls
Dimensions: L. 48 in. (122 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1970.77
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1970

This hilt is the only recorded work of the Dresden sword-cutler Israel Schuech. The decoration of strapwork and allegorical figures, set with paste jewels and formerly enameled, parallels contemporary goldsmiths' work at the opulent Saxon court.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1970.77
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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