Private collection. Not for sale.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
Of military style with long, narrow blades and ribbed hardwood grips.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
A fine example with mother-or-pearl decorated hilt and scabbard.
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
A deluxe set of double straightswords with carved ivory grips and gilt mounts.
With twist-core steel and of early liuyedao form. Probably 17th century.
With openwork brass mounts in early imperial style.
A massive 17th century saber blade with markings in Manchu and Chinese.
An unusually large presentation saber in the style of high-end Chinese military sabers.
A very early, full-length type, rarely seen with chiseled iron mounts.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
An extremely rare sleeveless vest from the Ming-Qing transition period.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.