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Sword belt
  • Sword belt
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Augsburg, Germany
  • c. 1600
  • Leather, velvet, bronze and gold, chased
  • Length: 113.5 cm
    Weight: 0.25 kg
  • A1067
  • European Armoury I
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  • Sword-belt, of leather covered with black velvet and mounted with four oblong mounts of gilt bronze, each cast and chased with a frieze of a recumbent figure carressing a dog (? Fidelity), flanked by eagles; the strap between the panels is enriched with thirty foliated rosettes of gilt bronze (three now missing); the clasp and loop for suspension are of the same metal decorated with cherubs' heads, that on the clasp being very prominent.

    German (Augsburg), about 1600.

    Provenance: Baur (3º Un Ceinturon du XVIe en velours noir et bronze doré, 1,000 fr. (with other pieces); receipted bill, 4 June, 1868); Comte de Nieuwerkerke.