A little update on the goings at Mandarin Mansion.

Baltimore!

March 21-22 I will be present at the Baltimore Arms Fair at Timonium.

I hope to see some of you there!

$10 admission daily

Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 9am-3pm

Maryland State Fairgrounds Cow Palace
2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

 

Bawlmer

 

Listing many items this week...

Before I embark, I will try to list 1 or 2 new items daily. I realize I have a lot of stock that needs to see the light of day.

Items to lost

Items and their current status, per 9 March 2020

 

Check my site regularly in the coming days to see most of the remaining piece appear one by one.

The large Indian sword, I have now listed under the Gallery section, pending further research.

 

Anything you desire?

If there is anything specific you might be looking for, let me know. I might just have it. Also, for items that have been on my site for a long time, feel free to do me an offer. I might surprise you!

All the best, and be well,

Peter

Do you have anything for sale?

I might be interested in buying it.

Contact me

Over the years a number of Ottoman swords have turned up with gilt copper hilts and scabbards that were covered in corals and turquoises. Most of these seem to date from the 19th century, but are loosely based on much older examples with similar decoration...

Price on request

The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".

€2000,-

A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.

€1500,-

A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.

€800,-

It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.

€5200,-

Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.

€600,-