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Gernot • Bizarre Gallery • Traditional Arts

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Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony

  • Hilt maker: Israel Schuech (German, Dresden, active 1590–1610)
  • Bladesmith: Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active circa 1600)
  • Dated: 1606
  • Culture: German, Dresden
  • Medium: Steel; gilt bronze, with traces of enamel; paste jewels; cameos; pearls
  • Measurements: L. overall 48 in. (121.92 cm) L. of blade 41 1/4 in. (104.78 cm) Wt. 3 lb. 4 oz. (1474 gm)

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.

Source: © 2000–2013 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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