Language: Mandarin Chinese
Source: Classical literature

Description

Tóngjiǎn (銅鐧) is a brass or bronze rod-mace.1

They are much rarer than their iron or steel counterparts called tiějiǎn (鐵鐧) and they tend to be of better overall quality.

In Manchu, they are called teišun-i giyan.

A Chinese bronze maceA fine bronze mace. Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2019.

References
1. Tongwen Guanghui Quanshu (同文廣彙全書) or "Enlarged and complete dictionary" of 1704. A Qing imperial dictionary in Chinese and Manchu, each entry double-checked and approved by the Kangxi emperor.

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With large dragon head collar piece.

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Introduction Chinese civilian martial artists u

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A rather well-made example of its type.

€1500,-

With good, layered blade, mounted in forged iron mounts.

€1800,-

A bronze processional piece with reign marks attributing it to the year 1864.

€2800,-

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

€600,-
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