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Short and heavy, hand thrown from the palanquin for defense when traveling/ See Stone fig. 819. 18 1/4" length with lacquered wood shaft mounted with four feathers above gilt knot. Iron head with tapered socket and diamond section point. Originally used i... (read more)
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CHINESE POLE ARM
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Style loosely called a halberd. This example, probably 18th century, perhaps earlier, and predating most survivors. 82 1/2" length. Iron head with conical socket, square section bolster and wave "flame" form fore spike. The bolster with two transverse bar... (read more)
Chinese Halberd
$640.00
That term generally is used by collectors for most complex head shaft weapons and thus applied here. Examples of this form are very rare with but a few identified. 87" overall length with massive iron head made in two pieces with a riveted sandwich joint.... (read more)
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JAPANESE HELMET BREAKER, HACHIWARA
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Koto period, early 19th century. Iron, 14 1/2" length plus the tang. Curved tapered blade with a base hook. The tang rusted, with a single mounting hole. Evidently these were used in the left hand for sword combat with the purpose of catching and trapping... (read more)
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Probably Meiji period for sale to European sailors. 6 1/4" length with sleek cat like body. The head drawn back with opened mouth clutching the sacred pearl in its mouth. Dark glossy patina.... (read more)
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18th/early 19th century. Partisan form, 100 1/4” length. 37” iron blade emanating from the mouth of a qilin. The point of partisan form with scrolling base lugs. Broad doubled edge cleaver blade below and an inset brass quartered circle at the Junction. B... (read more)
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18th/early 19th century. Glaive form, 99 3/4” length. Huge iron head with recurved tip, scalloped bask and raised back spur. Each side with copper inlaid zig zag, each junction with a brass rosette secured with a copper rivet. The blade emerging from the ... (read more)
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19th century. Heavy 29" slightly curved wedge section s.e. blade with narrow back fuller each side. Slightly domed oval guard with broad down turned edge. Oval ferrule and compressed spherical pommel. Original cotton tape wrapped grip. The hilt with 90% o... (read more)
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70 3/4" length with elaborate bronze head comprising central spear point with chiseled details including quadrisected circle and line and scroll borders. The medial with device made in six separate pieces, depicting an organic form from which springs a pe... (read more)
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Lugged pike form, built of four elements as evidently the Chinese had difficulty with forge welding joints. 20 1/2” total length. Elongated diamond section point over separate scroll terminal base lug designed to catch an attacking blade. Large bronze cen... (read more)
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Probably 18th century. Bonze hilt, originally gilt of curved form, the pommel modeled as a Buddhist dragon with bulging eyes and tusks. His mane rendered in deep relief, along the back of the grip to the base. The throat pierced with a small hole suggesti... (read more)
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The sheath and hilt of sliver. The fronts finely embossed in very high relief, including deep undercutting, with engraved details. The motifs consisting of Buddhist images of flowing serpentine dragons and dragon headed quadrupeds. Reverse with a flat fie... (read more)
$90.00
4 3/4" diameter of deep section on flared foot. Dark chocolate color to the outside and top. The inside graded to butterscotch. The top with thick lacquer decoration of a tiger prawn with long tendrils and gold aquatic foliage. Additional gold signature a... (read more)
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Meiji Period, late 19th-early 20th century. 5 3/16" diameter on tall conical foot. Domed top with matching flared grip. Black body color in and out. The outside of the top and bowl decorated in matching very fine gold (true gold) line matrix, applied with... (read more)
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Meiji Period, 1867,-1912. 4 5/8” diameter. Rounded with short step to the top and bottom. Cylindrical foot and grip. Dark green body color with mustard yellow circular panel to the top and bottom. Gold rims and orange interiors. The top with a vignette of... (read more)
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Meiji Period, 1867,-1912. 4 3/4" diameter. Rounded with short step to the top and bottom. Cylindrical foot and grip. Orange body color with black circular panel to the top and bottom. The top with gold flowers and foliage within the circle. The top, outsi... (read more)
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Meiji Period, 1867,-1912. 4 3/8" diameter. Characteristic shape, the surface with deep annular rings simulating the tool marks of the potter. Orange body color with black interior. Intended to express humility by representing an unfinished simple work. Sl... (read more)
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Meiji Period, 1867-1912. 4 5/8" diameter. Orange body color with a peony bud in gold, flanked by its branches and gold leaf foliage Executed in shades of gold, produced with pure gold dust. Excellent with very slight effects of use as expected. Have a pai... (read more)
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Shaped wood stock, 27 1/2" length with two piece bone compound trigger and release (fully operable). Square iron front sight and wood post back sight. Composite bow of wood and sinew laminate. Untouched. The nocks with sinew lash. Hide grommet sealing the... (read more)
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Edo period. Seven overlapping iron plates, the bottom flared and indented at the middle. Separate flared edge arm plates secured with silk lace. Silk lace border to the top plate. The body plates with black lacquer over brown paper laminated to the surfac... (read more)
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Edo period. Made from 9 overlapping iron plates, skillfully joined. The top plate recessed with rolled edge and lacquered in red large pebble finish. The lower plated comprising the entire body, black lacquered to a single polished surface, virtually comp... (read more)
$335.00
1751 or earlier. Salvaged from the Dutch trader, Geldermalsen which sunk in the South China Sea in January 1752 after taking on cargo in Canton, including these porcelains. A portion of the cargo was salvaged and sold at auction in 1986, at Christies in A... (read more)
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Large, 3 7/8" diameter, 2 3/4" height. Cobalt blue on ivory decoration of pagodas on islands with mountains and ship. The inside with bands of geometry, stylized floral and central houses on island decoration. Gilt scalloped edge with additional gold line... (read more)
$575.00
Set of six covered bowls, owan, each with a different motif of the crane, which was a primary symbol in Japanese mythology, representing good fortune and longevity. Cranes were said to live 1000 years! Their incorporation in the decoration, distinguishes... (read more)
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Large early example. 37 1/4" hardwood bow with flat face and convex back. Split can bow string. Matching stock with lobed butt, flared fore stock and deep arrow channel. The rear stock and area behind the bow with incised abstract/geometric motifs inlaid... (read more)
$215.00
Thai or Cambodian mountain tribes. Good old example, probably 19th century. 32 1/8" hard wood bow, elegantly formed with slightly upturned tips. Original pitch coated plant fiber string with split cane medial wrap. Wood stock with flared butt and captive... (read more)
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Second half of the 18th century. 6" dia., blue on white with cluster of pagodas with a boat in the middle. Broad bands with hatched and scalloped bands within. Minor glaze flaws as expected and no damage.... (read more)
$425.00
Late 19th century. Hilt and scabbard entirely encased in nielloed silver (Eastern base silver). Matching decoration with scrolling foliage and panels filled with wiggle work. 6 1/4" curved s.e. blade with simple notched back, made of aluminum, which was t... (read more)
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Light Crossbow
$275.00
Stone Fig. 785 #2. Like the larger bows with short hand grip replacing the tail piece. Otherwise, identical proportions, pull and power. 40 1/2" bow of heavy construction, finely figured with its original retaining bands flanking the contoured hardwood st... (read more)
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$195.00
Pistol size for short range, particularly monkey hunting. As poison tipped arrows were always used, minimal penetrating power was sufficient. Beautifully made with all the elegance and style found on the larger examples. 17 1/8" bow. Shaped stock and hand... (read more)
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