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