In my mailing beginning of the month I announced to post one item each day for the remainder of the month.

We are down to item 20 today, a fine wootz dagger with hidden compartment in its hilt.

That means we have 9 more items to go until the 31st!

Items to list

Some of the items I have to choose from. I already listed a few of these.
Which will be next?

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Introduction Over the years a number of Ottoman

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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,-