Language: Cantonese

An alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc used among others for sword parts.

See: Báitóng (白銅)

 

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Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.

€2000,-

A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one, converted for Japanese use.

€175,-

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

€600,-

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

€800,-

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

€1500,-

With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.

€9500,-