While the Chinese are hailed for inventing gunpowder and the
A quiver of the late Qing dynasty.
From my personal collection. A quiver that was once worn at court ceremonies by high ranked officers and imperial…
Of the Western Buryats, living near the shores of Lake Baikal.
Pellet bows and crossbows have a long history in China.
With an estimated draw weight of 160-200 pounds.
This large and imposing type of war arrow is often compared to a small spear.
Perhaps one of the most famous and long-lived of Chinese weapons.
The elite of the Qing dynasty was Manchu, who before taking over China fro
Rare extant work of a famous workshop in Chengdu.
With translucent horn bellies glued on red pigment.
Comprising of a bow, arrows, and string sent to the U.S.A. in 1964 plus an associated quiver.
With gold and black painted face with geometric decor.
Of an early type with dramatic widened shape.
Made of heavy silk with gilt copper alloy mounts.
With a connection to local royalty in Jinchuan, Sichuan province.
Signed Yasutsugu, with sayagaki referring to the Tokugawa family.
A short-eared composite bow with an iron hinge in the handle so it folds upon itself.
For the bowyers, a set of parts of an authentic 19th century Qing bow.
A very heavy Manchu bow used for strength training and military examinations.
Such rings were worn by Qing dynasty "bannermen" as a sign of their status as a conquest elite.
It's face covered with beautifully lacquered leather, in that characteristic earlier style.
Dating from the revival period of Chinese archery in the 1930s.
With iron mounts with golden overlay of dragons.
Made by the last operational bowyer of China, probably for the Mongolian market.
With snake skin nock. Probably made by Ju Yuan Hao in the 1950s.
With a large double-edged tip and golden cresting.
One of the last bows by Yang Wentong, father of Yang Fuxi.
Combining surplus Qing mounts with Mongol leatherwork.
A matched set of lacquered leather, finely decorated with gradient colors and black and gold detailing.
An old Korean hornbow from the 50s or 60s with string and arrows.
A very rare matching set of Korean bowcase and quiver.
Carbon dated to 1175-1275 A.D. with 95,4% certainty, the height of the Mongol conquest period.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.