A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
A very rare example of a type of early all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibet
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
A fine cross-shaped yari made by Enju Nobakatsu, with NBTHK Hozon papers.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Large Japanese spearhead with red lacquered zig-zag groove. Signed Mitsuhiro.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
A large and impressive blade, its pole cut-down.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
With a large iron guard and hard wooden shaft.
One of the most iconic of Chinese weapons, commonly known as "Guandao"
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
One of the classic weapons in Chinese martial arts.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Of a rarer form, often used for ceremonial pole-arms.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Of a style that fell out of use with the fall of the Qing.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A heavy, well-made piece that was probably a military issue.
Of classic shape, with a leaf-shaped blade on a socket, connected by a cast bronze base.
At first sight, this may look like a miniature version of a standard Qing s
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.