Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
The Island of Taiwan was briefly under Dutch colonial rule in the 17th cen
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
A large imported "Canton" sword guard with paired dragons chasing a jewel.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
A classic example of the 16th century.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
The khanda represents one of the oldest forms of Indian sword
Presented is an excellent set of deluxe double straightswor
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
An unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays