Private collection. Not for sale.
With intricately carved ivory hilt depicting a demon on a horse.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A classic example of the 16th century.