A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
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.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.