A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
Xièzhì are mythical animals and were the emblem of the Qing censorate.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.