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.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
As worn by Southern Chinese military and militiamen.
Probably of Southern origin, with a straight blade and flaring tip.
In the style of northern work of the 16th and 17th centuries
Chinese work for the Japanese market.
Canton work for the Japanese market, with 28 metal balls in separate compartments.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
Probably of Chinese origin, resembling some of the earliest Japanese swords in existence.
Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
A set of the rarer long and wide variety with very well-carved hilts and good overall finish.
Wide-bladed pair with eccentric hilt features. Complete with scabbard.
Southern Chinese officer style saber with later inscription H.Hunt 1876.
Made of iron, shaped as a gourd, with silver overlay.
A simple utilitarian weapon, probably made for rural martial artists or militia.
With Tongzhi reign marks, corresponding to the year 1863.
Both blades signed, its koshirae fine maki-e lacquer work. Ito school tsuba and Mino Gotō style mounts.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
Considered one of the best makers of naginata, he worked for the household of Fukushima Masanori.
Made in the 16th century, for the warrior monks of the Hozo-in temple in Nara.
Inspired by uchigatana brought into Vietnam by Japanese refugees who settled along the coast.
With silver overlay on iron even continued on its hilt.
Fine Mindan dha with a scene from the Ramayana on its blade.
Fine silver overlaid dha made in Mindan village, south of Mandalay, gained fame in the 19th century.
Of a type likely produced by the Shan people and traded widely in the region.
With fine flaming pamor blade and notched "cekah redut" hilt.
A masterpiece of the genre. The Yagami school were excellent carvers of iron.
Fine work and one of the very few enamelled tsuba by this maker.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
With all silver construction, including the blade.
Japanese sword guard depicting three wise monkeys conveying the message see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
With markings attributing it to the Tongzhou incident and a Japanese surrender tag.
Of the silver overlaid type made in Mindan, with an unusual story on the blade.
A curious slashing weapon from northern Borneo.
A textbook example of this rare and early type of keris.
The very detailed mountings are decorated with designs of Japanese spiny lobsters.
Rare double-edged shortsword of the Ifugao of northern Luzon.
Nice and complete example with talisman basket. Probably 20th century.
A fine and unusually large tsuba. Attributed to Hizen by the NBTHK.
These mysterious weapons were already obsolete when the first ethnographers encountered them.
A rare type of dagger from South Kalimantan, loosely based on Islamic daggers seen worn by traders.
A robust and heavy example, crafted with care.
Using a possibly captured M1898 "klewang" blade.