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Object Number:42-30-128
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: England
Maker: Thomas Johnson
Date Made: 1693
Early Date: 1693
Late Date: 1693
Section:Historic
Materials:Steel
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number:157 - Other Number

Description

Curved single-edged steel blade tapering to sharp point with slight bevel on cutting edge and for about 2/5 of other edge. Polished dark wooden grip with metal cap terminating in torso and head of winged human figure. The straight metal quillons terminate in two similar figures which, however, show legs crossed. Gilded etched decoration in leaf design on both sides of blade at top. "Thomas Johnson 1693" at top one side of blade.


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