A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
Private collection. Not for sale.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Modeled after the Chinese "guan dao", made of lacquered wood.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
Large, heavy single-edged example with iron mounts.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Probably from the French Tonkin campaign of the 1880s.