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Sword belt
  • Sword belt
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1680
  • Silver, chiselled
  • Length: 108 cm
    Weight: 0.265 kg
  • Maker's mark: 'C F' and cross-keys mark
    Label: '13' or '23' Oval paper label edged with blue, writing in pencil
  • A1068
  • European Armoury III
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Further Reading
  • Chain-belt, composed of decorative, silver links connected to each other by two grooved rings, the surface chiselled with conventional flowers of quatrefoil shaped; at intervals of four and a half inches are solid panels with winged cherubs' heads applied; there is a chased loop for suspension and the clasp is formed as a larger rosette, being stamped with the maker's initials C F, and a crossed-keys mark, which may refer either to Liegnitz or to Regensburg (Ratisbon) (see Rosenberg, nos. 2021 and 3355). An oval paper label edged with blue and bearing in pencil the figures 13 (or 23) remains on the back of one of the panels.

    German, about 1680.