Typical Chinese hook sword, with seldom-seen fine silver wire overlay.
A fine, Circa 400-year-old blade in 19th-century tachi mountings.
With a golden damascened lock of the Indo-Portuguese type.
With floral overlay, kinatah, typical for the period.
Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.
Wih fine embossed silver mounts and an unusual blade with spiked tip.
Of typical South Borneo workmanship, but formed like a mandau from Kutai.
A fine example, probably meant for Palembang royalty.
Carved out of copper alloy with details highlighted in gold.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Of pierced iron, elaborately cut with lotus petal border.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Very finely carved with designs reminiscent of export wares.
With the swirling arabesque motifs that are typical for this period.
Mounted on a custom hardwood stand
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Carved of amber-colored horn, with an ancestral face with metal inlays.
Carved with typically Dayak aso motifs.
For holding and protecting important documents.
Finely worked in repousse with ten figures on container and lid.
Southern Chinese style with birds in plum branches.
With scenes of pine trees and three drawers.
Very good example with a finely carved warrior scene.
Each plate with raised rib, the visor embossed with simulated eyebrows.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
Very heavy armor, made for business.
In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
A fine tantō forged in the Sōshū tradition with Hon'Ami Koson sayagaki.
A very rare sword of a type that may be attributable to the Mandailing people of West Sumatra.
A rare type of Sumatran sword, often attributed to the Padang Highlands
With a blade often associated with the Mandailing of Sumatra.
A good example of this peculiar style of Sumatran dagger.
A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.
Straight gold inlaid blade and silver-gilt niello mounts.
An exceedingly rare set with fine mother of pearl inlaid string board
In excavated condition, with copper alloy hilt.
With forward swept iron guard and swollen grip.
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
Made of lacquered wood, it depicts a Chinese-style tiger.
An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
DescriptionAn unusual Chinese trousse set.