This type of axe was part of the standard equipment of the
Private collection. Not for sale.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
Many Asian export sword guards, and later Japanese guards inspired by them
Its decoration consists of fantastic designs of various animals, mythical and existing.
With blackened iron panels with decorative borders carved in relief.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
With a samvat date that corresponds to 1691 A.D.
An old bronze hilt in the shape of chilanum hilts.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated primarily with Gujarat.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped with a silver knob.
An antique Sinhalese walking cane, made of a light and relatively flexible
A rare variation of one of the rarest forms of Indonesian arms.
South India, made of chiseled iron with bird-bodied yali creatures.
Made with a separate parakeet-shaped hook, attached to long tanged spearhead.
A relatively rare variety of an Indian war axe, called tungi.
Weapons not for man, but for an unfortunate rooster. Retired, in a hardwood box.
The best of its kind known to me, with silver overlay and ivory finial.
Never mounted, still with the shop's wooden stopper.
This style was produced in Tangerang, just West of Batavia, now Jakarta.
A fine ceremonial paddle of the Ngaju Dayak of southern Borneo.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
Made with two antelope horns and an iron shield.
Belt buckle from West-Java, worn by Peranakan and wealthy Javanese women.
Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.
Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.