Wih fine embossed silver mounts and an unusual blade with spiked tip.
A rare early dish meant for a Christian market.
Finely worked in repousse with ten figures on container and lid.
Southern Chinese style with birds in plum branches.
A very rare sword of a type that may be attributable to the Mandailing people of West Sumatra.
A rare type of Sumatran sword, often attributed to the Padang Highlands
With a blade often associated with the Mandailing of Sumatra.
A good example of this peculiar style of Sumatran dagger.
A masterpiece by the "cursed" smith, active in the early 16th century.
Straight gold inlaid blade and silver-gilt niello mounts.
Northern Vietnam, 19th century
With early blade of "brilliant black" wootz.
A once fine example that had a bit of a rough life.
Made of lacquered wood, it depicts a Chinese-style tiger.
An extremely rare dagger, made in the Qing court workshops.
Called kuttom-ushbe in the local language. This one mounted in deer antler mounts.
Despite its size it is of remarkably fine workmanship.
Large and heavy example with the notable Umlauff provenance.
The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
The archetype Chinese bamboo helmet that is often seen on early photos.
DescriptionAn old Chinese conical helmet of a type that militiamen and foot soldiers wor
Unusual Chinese knife with a twisted hilt with horn scales.
DescriptionAn unusual Chinese trousse set.
Unusual Chinese trousse set with "friends of winter" theme.
Carrying Chinese silver marks on their scabbard mounts.
Made in Canton, China, for the Japanese market.
Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
With five chamber canister. The whole in silver gilt overlay with Vietnamese decorative elements.
An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
A very rare variety of the Chinese repeating crossbow that shoots large pellets.
Qing period blade in very nicely made early 20th century mounts.
The first of its kind I've ever seen on the market.
With fine quality jade hilt and baitong mounted scabbard.
Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
Long yet light, with unusual flower-shaped iron guard.
A large piece dating from the Ming-Qing transition period of the 17th century.
A pair, both with Banner markings, one Manchu and one Hanjun.
With raised gold overlay and gilt-enamel
With a black and gold metal sleeve, often called "sawasa".
The walrus ivory hilt is expertly carved. The blade is wootz with fine gold overlay.
A Qing officer saber with silver overlay on the blade.
The hilt carries an inscription dating it to 1841.
Featuring various extremely rare arrows with crescent heads.
North Indian shield entirely made of wootz, including its bosses.
An over 400-year-old Mughal court dagger. Once lavishly decorated with gold.
With an inscription alluding to it having belonged to the son of Tipu Sultan.
Of steel construction with gold overlay. Of a type produced in Rajasthan in the early 1800s.
An enigmatic type of katar produced in various places in India.
The manner of decoration is entirely geometrical, which is very hard to do right.
Ganga - Jamni refers to the rivers of the Ganges and Jamna. It was used to describe metalwork done in contrasting…
Once belonging to William Fraser (1784-1835), a British civil servant.