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.
The design, overlaid in silver, gold, and copper, over a crosshatched background shows dragon amongst clouds.
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.