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Smallsword: HEN.M.245 & A-1933

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Object information


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Small sword, mount decorated en suite with hilt. Scabbard covered with shagreen. French or German, c.1740.

Legal notes

J.S. Henderson Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 32¼ in

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1933-03-16) by Henderson, James Stewart


Mid-18th Century
Production date: circa CE 1740

Components of the work

Scabbard: composed of shagreen Sword: composed of steel Blade: Height 27¼ in

Identification numbers

Accession number: HEN.M.245 & A-1933
Primary reference Number: 18996
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 11 January 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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