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Vietnamese dha in early style
Wih fine embossed silver mounts and an unusual blade with spiked tip.
Curious lobed sword guard
Modeled after a smallsword guard, with carvings of Western figures.
Unusual nanban tsuba
Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.
Chinese dish with lady mary and child
A rare early dish meant for a Christian market.
Nyamba keris hilt with seal
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Chinese export lacquer box
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
Mother of pearl inlaid katana kake
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
Facing dragon Canton tsuba
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Signed "nanban tsuba"
Among the work classified as "nanban", signed work is very rare. Here are some examples of signed works in the style.
Colonial revolving matchlock gun
With five chamber canister. The whole in silver gilt overlay with Vietnamese decorative elements.
Gilt Ottoman made sabiki
The long version of the jambiya, with blackened, gold inlaid blade.
Sumatran hilted Dutch saber
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.
West-Javanese stiletto dagger
Early piece with an unusual European-style stiletto blade.
Unusual Chinese saber
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
Literally "foreigner", Hindi term for a European sword mounted in Indian hilt.
Wakizashi in Burmese hilt
An unusual cross-cultural mix, blending Burmese, Japanese and Indian parts.
A Palembang sword with British blade
With finely carved horn hilt, silver mounts and reshaped European blade.
French sword for the King of Siam
With a Parisian blade carrying the royal emblem of King Rama IV.
A fine and unusual Dutch colonial gun
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A fine Sindh flintlock
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with almost all the gold remaining.
Manceaux à Paris
A notable French arms manufacturer who also made fine presentation weapons in Asian styles.
Ottoman style dagger
Fine and unusual, with Italian renaissance style decoration.
Ottoman knife by Manceaux, Paris
Of superior quality manufacture, combining a mix of European and Ottoman taste.
English rifle with Ottoman barrel
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
Treating a broken wrist
(This is a very old article so the image resolution is somewhat low.)