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Kudi trantang

Kudi trantang / tranchang

Indonesian for a long-handled variety of the kudi.
Small Indian sota mace

Small Indian sota mace

An all-steel Indian mace with a long round cross-section haft and square cross-section hammer tip.
Indian sota mace logo

Indian sota mace

All steel Indian forward curved mace.
Chettinad door

Chettinad door

These doors lead to family apartments in Chettiar palaces.
Tibetan copper and silver horn

Large Tibetan copper and silver horn

Such work was made in the Royal workshops of Lhasa.
Burmese betel knives logo

Pair of Burmese overlaid knives

Very rare set of Burmese knives from Mindan village.
Hata-jirushi logo

Japanese battle flag

Resist-dyed cotton in white and indigo, with three fans mon.
Sawasa ink container logo

Sawasa east indian inkwell

Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
Chinese Porcelain dish with the Virgin Mary and child

Chinese dish with lady mary and child

A rare early dish meant for a Christian market.
Indian bronze betel box

Indian betel box

Made of brass and bronze, now deeply patinated.
Dutch Colonial sirih box logo

Dutch Colonial sirih box

Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Tang dynasty horse head logo

Tang dynasty horse head

Mounted on a custom hardwood stand
Unusual Indonesian carved grip logo

Unusual Indonesian carved grip

Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Dayak bamboo container logo

Dayak bamboo container

Carved with typically Dayak aso "dog dragon" motifs.
Burmese scroll holder logo

Burmese silver manuscript holder

For holding and protecting important documents.
Burmese silver lime box logo

Burmese silver lime container

Finely worked in repousse with ten figures on container and lid.
Fijian throwing club

Fijian throwing club

Old 19th century piece with a nice smooth and dark patina.
Canton export lacquered box

Chinese export lacquer box

A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
Nagasaki raden katana kake logo

Mother of pearl inlaid katana kake

In black and gold urushi lacquer, with fine mother-of-pearl inlays with aquatic landscapes on both sides.
Antique Beijing hat logo

Black velvet Beijing hat

The hat traditionally worn by Beijingese gentlemen.
Silver belt buckle in Qing style logo

Pierced silver buckle

Made of solid silver, in Qing court style. With 19th-century European import marks.
Chinese stirrups

Ming period stirrups

Forged iron, swiveled stirrups with an entirely beaded frame and openwork platforms.
Tibetan pierced iron saddle bows

Pierced iron saddle bows

This kind of fine work is typical for Tibetan work of the 15th-16th centuries.
Tibetan nomad whip end logo

Tibetan nomad's whip end

An iron weight that was attached to a long leather strap.
Tibetan nomad's whip logo

Tibetan nomad's whip

Consisting of an iron weight on a long leather strap.
Balinese Hanuman keris holder logo

Old Hanuman keris holder

A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.
 Indian flintlock lance logo

Flintlock lance

A what? Yes exactly. An extremely rare piece, the only example I am aware of in published collections at least.
Hachiwari logo

Hachiwari (鉢割)

Language: Japanese
Origin: Old literature

Hachiwari

Very good hachiwari

Literally "skull splitter", more widely known as kabutowari; "helmet splitter." An excellent example, one of the best of its type.
Vietnamese ruler logo

One of my favorite items...

... and it is not even a weapon!

Northern Wei dynasty shaffron logo

Northern Wei shaffron

Silk horse mask from the Xianbei ruled dynasty which ruled northern China from 386 to 534 A.D.
North Indian antelope axe

Indian Antelope Axe

An enigmatic type of axe, this one probably from tribal north India.
Persian mirror case attributed to Riza Al-Imami logo

Persian mirror case by Riza Al-Imami

Made of pasteboard, finely lacquered with roses and nightengales.
Sikh chakram

Sikh fighting chakram

A sharp, heavier user. Not the flimsy type usually encountered.
Rare bifurcated Khond axe

Rare bifurcated Khond axe

Very rare subtype of a Khond tribal axe with double points.
Chinese tiebian logo

Chinese tiěbiān mace

A Chinese "sword breaker" with the rarer, bamboo-sectioned rod.
Diantiao overall

Chinese fighting carrying pole

A heavily executed Chinese carrying pole that was used as a weapon.
Southeast Asian sword club tip

Southeast Asian sword club

This enigmatic hardwood club is modeled after a sword.
Fine Burmese silver repousse sword scabbard

Fine Burmese silver sword scabbard

It represents the best of Burmese silversmithing with repousse work in high relief.
Punjab koftgari lockbox logo

Punjabi koftgari lockbox

Iron lockbox with key, decorated with the gold koftgari normally seen on arms.
Tibetan oracle hat ornament

Tibetan oracle crown skull

A flaming skull that was once part of the crown of a Tibetan oracle.
Taiaha blade

Rau

Blade of a Maori taiaha war club
Taiaha body

Ate

Body of the Maori taiaha war club.
Taiaha body

Tinana

Body of the Maori taiaha war club.
Taiaha tongue

Arero

The tongue on the butt end of a Maori war club.
Maori club head

Upoko

Carved head on the butt end of a Maori war club.
Maori taiaha war staff

Taiaha / Hani

Maori two-handed club
Maori taiaha war staff logo

Maori taiaha war staff

Of the practical fighting type, made of a dense wood known as eroa.
Persian axe logo

Persian wootz axe

With fine chiseled decoration and largely intact koftgari.
Chakram logo

Heavy Sikh chakram

Traditionally associated with Vishnu, it was an essential piece of equipment for the Sikh nihang.