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.
A large circular Asian export sword guard with elaborate decor carved in relief on both sides.
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.
An English rifle that was built around an 18th-century Ottoman barrel of the finest quality.
An exceptional example with a graceful hilt with a strong presence.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
A very fine example retaining its original lacquered shaft.
Exceedingly rare Ainu sword. Comes in an old Japanese collection box.
With mountings of meticulously worked copper with silver overlays
An impressive example with true inlays in silver in the hilt.
Jinchuan aborigines sword, the Qianlong emperor's name for this type of sword.
With Persian inspired blade in Hindu basket hilt, both of fine wootz.
Once part of a trisula, made on Java in the 17th century.
Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation, took many mortal shapes, or "avatar"
A classic example of the 16th century.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
Presented here is a beautiful khanda with an exceptionally fine pierced hilt.
With Mamluk style blade decor and inscriptions on both blade and hilt.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
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.
Part of a group of rare late 17th century examples, representing the finest of its kind.
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.