Signed: Ricky Milnes, India 44, Burma 44, Ramree 45.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Built around an imported blade, with a human head shaped pommel.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
In the style of a Malay keris panjang.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
With a rare single-edged blade with tight fullering.
Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
A large gun with English flintlock mechanism, as favored by the Mirs of the Talpur court. In very good condition, with…
The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Fine German hunting flintlock with captured Ottoman barrel.