A beautiful signed Japanese ferrule and pommel plate.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
A by-knife for a Japanese sword, with a hilt shaped like a sword tang.
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Its outer surface is decorated with interlocking swastikas and family crests.
A peculiar tsuba with a depiction of Bodhidharma and two dragon chasing a pearl.
Executed in "nanban style" openwork with chiseled and gold-encrusted peonies.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor