Late 16th century
"Plain locks and barrels, the former marked M.S. and the latter 2. Stocks very finely inlaid with ivory and pearl; long hexagonal pommels. From the Collection of Mr. Grossrath Burki of Berne. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Samuel H. Austin Sale, through American Art Association, April 24-28, 1917 for $640; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., Nov 30, 1942 for $310."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 1064, Article 86 & 87, Album 1a, p. 22