A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.