Such work was made in the Royal workshops of Lhasa.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Persian steel shield with fine Qajar style painted dome.
With wootz blade and the jade hilt set with small rubies.
With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period.
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
With vintage silver mounted scabbard.
An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
A very rare ceremonial variety with copper scabbard inlaid with different alloys, and a brass blade.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
An early fighting piece with strong reinforcing langet and broad, cobra shaped tip.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
With designs of animals, often attributed to Lucknow, north India.
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.
A pair of daishō with blades forged by the Takada smiths of Bungo in the north of Kyūshū.
A large example in excellent state of preservation.
Nice and complete with opaque green hilt and scabbard mounts.
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.
The style typical of Kutch, the execution far above what is normally seen on work from that area.
Consisting of shield, helmet and arm protector.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
Very heavy armor, made for business.
A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.