A chiseled iron sword guard depicting a Dutch ship with a figure on its stern.
An interesting pierced iron Asian export sword guard that is part of a small group of guards that
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.