The only set of its type known to me in both private and museum collections.
Based on the Dutch Beaumont mechanism, but with Indonesian twist forged barrel and golden inlays.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
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.
Unusual tsuba with foreign figures and Chinese auspicious symbols.
Upgraded with filigree to resemble a snuff bottle.
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Rare old keris handle made into a European wax seal.
Very delicate work with carved guardian lions.
Pierced and chiseled showing an 18th century European vessel.
One of his classic designs, signed by the maker.