Iron chopsticks that combine as a kogai, with silver inlaid Paulownia mon.
With heavy pierced silver mounts in with archaic dragon designs.
Most likely used by the multi-cultural crews of pirate fleets that roamed the South China seas.
A Japanese style sword guard made in 17th century Nagasaki Chinatown.
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.
A very rare example of a type of all-leather tube quiver that was used by Mongols and Tibetans of
A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
With designs of four dragons in scrollwork around a "wish-granting-jewel"
Presented by the local Dai nobility to a British customs officer in 1936.
A rather well-made example of its type.
The work nice and crisp, the execution has a naturalistic charm to it.
A fine Chinese straightsword blade, of typical Qing form with a rather wide profile.
From approximately the 5th to 3rd century B.C.
A purely Chinese guard and not a very ornate one.
Used to move imperial orders from the emperor’s quarters to the recipient.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Of a type also issued to the Qing Vanguard.