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Fine Chinese ironwork is very rare, probably because collecting culture in China itself was purged in the 1960s, and pieces were either destroyed or suffered neglect.

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Introduction

Over the years a number of Ottoman swords have turned

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This example has a beaded outer rim and a smooth inside rim, with in-between…
€2000,-
A fine sword guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty. It were fine…
€1500,-
A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa…
€800,-
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic…
€5200,-
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a…
€600,-
Made of a beautiful piece of black zitan hardwood, carved in a spiral, topped…
€1850,-
With a finely crafted silver handle with dragons and squirrels, mounted on a…
Reserved
Covered almost entirely in very fine "sadeli" marquetry that is associated…
€475,-
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the…
€2000,-
A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.
€2800,-
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel…
€5000,-
Called sung hoả mai in Vietnamese, they are based on the Indo-Portuguese system…
€2200,-
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the…
€7500,-
One of Europe's rarest gun types. A fine example, with mother of pearl inlaid…
€7200,-
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
€1750,-