Private collection. Not for sale.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.