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Pictorial sources on Asian arms and armor

Asian arms in Dutch master paintings

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In original condition and period finish. Some losses, no repairs.
€650,-
A classic example with an older blade and timaha wood scabbard.
€350,-
A nice honest example of an early south Indian katar with great sculptural…
Reserved
A very fine example with beautifully chiseled silver pommel plate.
€2900,-
Of the chopper variety, with a finely carved ivory hilt.
€1650,-
With carved horn hilt and characteristic finger guard.
€300,-
Of nice quality, with unusual openwork silver bolster with serapendiya.
€1500,-
With iron ferrule and copper and silver overlaid blade.
€400,-
A double-edged samurai tool with morbid origins.
€450,-
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
€450,-
With bifurcated S-shaped blade in talwar hilt.
€2000,-
Of jambiya form, with pattern welded blade and fine silver scabbard mounts.
€3800,-
With iron, silver overlaid hilt. Its associated scabbard features fine…
€2500,-
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
€2200,-
Thought to have been presented by the Royal House of Nepal.
€3000,-
Late 17th century. With wootz blade and enamel chape.
€3200,-