Private collection. Not for sale.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.