With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
Private collection. Not for sale.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.