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Pierced iron saddle
Executed in the Tibetan style, exhibiting dragons in foliage chasing flaming jewels.
Chinese lòukōng sword guard
The archetypical Chinese sword guard that gave rise to the Japanese genre of "nanban tsuba".
Qing openwork saber guard
A very rare Chinese saber guard dating from the height of the Qing dynasty.
Chinese openwork (loukong) saber guard
The archetypical Chinese sword guard of the 17th century.