A nice example with fossil elephant or mastodon molar butt plates.
Cochinchina, second half of the 18th century.
Private collection. Not for sale.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
A very fine Malay matchlock or "satingar" with Indo-Portuguese style luck.
A rare Burmese weapon combining a percussion carbine with a short sword.
Called Súng hỏa mai in Vietnamese, with baitong lock.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Of Chinese manufacture, traded widely and used gainst the Dutch during the Aceh Wars in 1873–1904.
An unusual variety, shortened to carbine size, with a chicken wing wood stock.
It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.