17th century English Swords by Unknown Artist

6 Swords made in Hounslow, one of two sword factories in 17th century England.


Details

Medium:
Iron & silver plating
Art Fund grant:
£29 ( Total: £29)
Acquired in:
1936
Vendor:
Sotheby's

4 varieties represented. Rapier inscribed: Peter Munsten, London; 5 single edged service weapons typical of the factory: 2 basket hilted and 3 curved cutlasses.

Provenance

Collection of W H Fenton.

Venue details

Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844 www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Entry details

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