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.
With overlays of vegetal motifs alternated with animals, actual and mythical.
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.
With beautiful pierced ironwork scabbard.
A very good example of a Tibetan dpa'dam in its archetypical form.
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
A royal sword, probably from the Wasi kingdom in present-day Sichuan province.