A rare early dish meant for a Christian market.
A very good sword from South Sulawesi (Celebes) with silver mounts and a dated VOC blade.
With Dutch VOC blade, marked with the Amsterdam monogram.
Blade marked with VOC Amsterdam monogram, and the year 1769.
Sawasa is a copper-gold alloy that was patinated a "raven black" and then highlights were parcel-gilt.
Constructed out of dense hardwood and with fine mother-of-pearl inlays in the Vietnamese fashion.