I will host a table at the Fifth Antique Arms Fair at Pillar Hall, Olympia London.

Come and see me on Saturday, September 21 at the victorian venue at Hammersmith Road, London.

The hall opens for visitors from 09:00-15:00.

Olympia Arms Fair promotion

 

For more information, see: https://www.antiquearmsfair.com/

 

Update, October 1st, 2019.

For a report in pictures, see:

 

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Introduction Over the years a number of Ottoman

Price on request

This example has a beaded outer rim and a smooth inside rim, with in-between alternating stylized lotus petals. Such lotus petal borders are also seen on the base of Buddhist statues, where the lotus symbolizes the path towards enlightenment:

€2000,-

A fine sword guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty. It were fine Chinese dāo hùshǒu like this example that became the prototypes for an entire genre of Japanese tsuba with strong Chinese influence. It's nice to find a 100% Chinese example from time to time, like this one.

€1500,-

A Chinese sword guard from the 18th century with a Buddhist mantra in lantsa script.

€800,-

It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.

€5200,-

Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.

€600,-