With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.