The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Rapier
  • Rapier
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Italy
  • c. 1590 - c. 1620
  • Iron or steel, blackened
  • Length: 119.9 cm, blade
    Width: 2.6 cm, blade, above the ricasso
    Weight: 1.4 kg
    Length: 136.3 cm
    Width: 19 cm, guard
    Balance point: 15.1 cm, forward of the guard block
  • Inscription: '·I·O·V·O·H·O·N·O'
    Inscription: 'I·O·N·O·H·O·V·O'
    Maker's mark Stamped
  • A619
  • European Armoury II
Commentary
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Frédéric Spitzer; perhaps comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.