From the famed William Webster collection, collected in 1897. 9 7/8” length. The hilt with horn spine and ivory scale grips, finely carved with one of the Four Heavenly Kings one side and a peasant at labor the other. The spine inscribed BURMESE W D WEBSTER AUG 1897 P 1191. Webster was one of the two earliest and most important collectors and dealers in ethnographic art. He was active in the 1890s. In 1899 he traveled throughout Britain purchasing material from British soldiers returning from the Benin Expedition and likely sold this item, and others to finance those purchases. Evidently of some age at the time of its acquisition, this example shows signs of use with short checks on both sides at one rivet and soiling/discoloration.
Stock Number: A6232


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