Of the 19th century. Ex Stephen Selby collection.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
Complete with a large number of darts, some with poisoned tips.
Long piece, original length, with aso motif inlaid in blade.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With a small, barbed armor-piercing point and early style painted shaft.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
An assortment of Indian arrows with various heads.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Used in a target archery sport that was originally practiced in the Keraton.
Made in the Four Workshops of the King of Kandy.
With classic cinnabar red, yellow, green and black lacquered decoration.
A sinew-backed bow with rather nice lacquer work.
Fitted with facetted armor-piercing bodkins type arrowheads.
Light and slender arrows with small metal tips, optimized for long-distance shooting.
Named so due to their extremely heavy, bullet-shaped arrowheads.
From the same set, but with a variety of different arrowheads.
Fitted with strong, facetted armor-piercing heads.
With fairly large broadheads, painted tails and bulbous nocks.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
With whimsical tiger and deer decoration.
With design features reminiscent of Persian and Indian bows.
With points mimicking the shape of the Indian push dagger called "katar".
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
With katar-tipped heads and dark brown shafts.
The Dayak people of Borneo used two to three meter long bl
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
A rare Ottoman bow that has seen better days.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Signed by its maker Haci Gavsî, and its decorator Tevfik.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.