Artist Unknown (German)
Title
  • Calendar Sword Blade
Date 1576
Medium steel (hilt is a modern replacement)
Dimensions Overall: 44 1/2 × 11 1/2 × 5 1/4 inches (113 × 29.2 × 13.3 cm)
Overall (blade): 35 inches (88.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Ralph R. Hotchkiss
Accession Number 56.186
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Great Hall W200, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Maker's mark, on the tang
unidentified European collector;
July 27, 1950, (Sotheby & Co., London, England) Fine Armour and Weapons, lot 122;
William Randolph Hearst (New York, New York, USA);
December 4, 1952, sold by (Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, New York, USA) Hearst sale, European Arms & Armor of the XV - XX Century, lot 69;
Ralph R. Hotchkiss (Birmingham, Michigan, USA);
1956-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Catalogue of Fine Armour and Weapons...including the Property of Douglas Gordon, Esq. (and others). Sales. cat., Sotheby and Co. London, 1950, p. 15, no. 122.

European Arms & Armour of the XV - XIX Century from the Collection Formed by the Late William Randolph Hearst. Sales cat., Parke-Bernet Galleries. New York, December 4, 1952, no. 69.