Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
With naginata-style blades, and lavish gilt copper mounts.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
With fine twist-core pamor and carved wooden scabbard.
With exceptionally wide blade, forged with a hardened leading edge.
Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Private collection. Not for sale.