Inscription: (engraved on face of blade) Vivat / Carolus 6 / Imperator / et Rex Boh. / 1723 (with Austrian double-headed eagle crowned); (around upper rim of locket) Piote & Kochert / Jouilliers de la Cour / à Vienne
Marking: Arms: (top of hilt) Hoyos Sprinzenstein; (on chape), Imperial arms of Austri
This richly decorated sword was made for one of the counts Hoyos-Sprinzenstein. His enameled coat of arms surmounts the lion-headed pommel. The scabbard locket is inscribed “Pioté et Köchert,” the leading Viennese jewelers of the nineteenth century.
“Master glassblower and stained glass artist Loren Stump in California has wowed the internet with an extraordinary display of virtuosity. He created a “loaf” of glass, called murrine, out of carefully layered glass rods that, when sliced, reveal a painstakingly detailed work of art in cross-section.
"The most impressive thing about his work is that the resulting image can only be seen in its entirety after the murrini is cut…"
No, but I think the best hard-and-fast rule ever heard about tattoos was NO TEXT. EVER. Not in any language, not in any script. Nothing. It spares you a lot of grief I think. Just get saint sebastian being devoured by a sphinx or something.
I don’t actually plan on getting any tattoos but saint sebastian getting devoured by a sphinx sounds amazing. A+ tattoo idea.