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.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a malacca cane.
A fine example with silver overlaid spearhead and silver ferrule with niello inlay.
A very rare flask used by Chin men of Burma for sipping nicotine water.
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.