Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
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With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
A rather well-made example of its type.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very orn
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.