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Dress sword

A sword, the handle made of silver. The guard is formed of two kidney-shaped panels of pierced fretwork, each centered on a military trophy in an oval reserve with garlands of laurel, a fluted border, and an animal mask at the top. The base of the hilt, the center, the handle and the knob are...

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Inscription

Discharge Mark: for small work, 1775-1781: a monkey's head (Dennis 137): wheregrip meets guard. Other: partially obscured mark on guard under handle. "346

Provenance

Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993 [see note 3]; gift of the estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection

1775–81

Object Place

Paris, France

Accession Number

1993.451

Medium or Technique

Metal; Steel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver