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Scabbard on wood

Object Number: 
1886.7b
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Sheepskin, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 32 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 3/4 in. ( 83.2 x 2.9 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Sheepskin scabbard for sword with triangular blade; three steel mounts including throat with carrying ring, middle band with carrying ring, and tip.
Gallery Label: 
This scabbard belonged to a sword with etched colichemarde blade and steel hilt. Sword and scabbard were once the property of the donor's grandfather, Dr. M. Joseph Marx, who was court physician to the Duke of Saxony.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Catharine Henrietta Marx
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group