Italian Swept-Hilted Rapier, Circa 1600


Hilt of russet iron studded with bossets bordered with gilded lines, grip covered with plain and braided iron wire between Turk’s heads, blade inscribed on obverse of the ricasso “SANDRI" and on reverse “SCACCHI”, forte of blade grooved and perforated.

Note:  This same mark appears on the blade of a sword in the Wallace Collection (A.613).  Alessandro Scacchi worked at Brescia in the second half of the 16th century.

Blade:              45 1/2”

O.A.                 52”

Provenance:    Leon Longuevergne, Paris, 1934

                       Stephen V. Grancsay Collection

                       American Private Collection

                       
 Exhibited:
      Allentown Art Museum  

                      Allentown, Pennsylvania  

                      March 15 - June 14, 1964

                      No. 108

                   

Price: SOLD