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Catalogue - Splendor of the Orient

18. Imperial Qianlong period Chinese carved jade mounted duan dao sword with Daoist symbols circa 1780

18. Imperial Qianlong period Chinese carved jade mounted duan dao sword with Daoist symbols circa 1780

( ID: cc1267 )

Overall length- 55 cm Blade length- 36 cm Weight- 1.07 lbs Price on request An important Chinese duan dao short sword, this object dates comprehensively to the 18th century and represents an idiosyncratic short sword, indicating influences across multiple centuries of Chinese art. Dating to the mid-late 18th century, this short sword features an early Qing or late Ming period blue-grey, carved jade single piece hilt with the original iron and silver damascened bolster, retaining almost the entirety of the damascene. Indicating the importance of the hilt, an entire sword was f...

22. Jade handled Sino-Tibetan Dagger with Buddhist iconography, 19th c.

22. Jade handled Sino-Tibetan Dagger with Buddhist iconography, 19th c.

( ID: cc1271 )

Overall dimensions: 35 cm Blade length: 21 cm Weight: .5lb Price on request A Chinese-made dagger for the Tibetan market, this object is decorated with Buddhist symbols and features a pale green jade handle of cylindrical elliptical form. The jade handle is delicately carved with a lip near the ricasso of the blade, which sits atop the scabbard. The silver scabbard is decorated with the eight auspicious Buddhist symbols gilded to highlight themselves from the lighter silver of the scabbard. The eight symbols include the Right coiled White Conch (sankha) symbolizing the deep a...

24. Siamese Royal Regalia Betel-Nut Knife with Gold Enameled Hilt, 19th C.

24. Siamese Royal Regalia Betel-Nut Knife with Gold Enameled Hilt, 19th C.

( ID: cc1273 )

Overall dimensions: 15.24 cm Blade length: 7.62 cm Weight:.11 lbs Price on request Siamese gold-mounted royal regalia was known throughout the period of the kings and queens of Thailand with the last production of gold royal regalia occurring during the Rattanakosin era in the reign of King Rama V (1868-1910). According to documentary evidence from 1873, golden paraphernalia used as regalia was still being bestowed on members of the royal family and high-ranking officials and was produced for female members of the royal family as late as 1878. The Royal Regalia currently counts 2...

2. Joseon Dynasty Iron and silver decorated helmet, Circa 1600

2. Joseon Dynasty Iron and silver decorated helmet, Circa 1600

( ID: cc1251 )

Diameter: 20.32 cm Height: 20.32 cm Weight: 3.7 lbs Price on request A classic example of a Korean helmet from the period of the Japanese invasions, circa 1592-1600. Similar in form to helmets in the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, and other institutions with holdings of Korean armor, this example survives in similar condition to many others of its type having had a long life of use. Decorated with silver along the brim and the half hemispherical pennant holder, this helmet would have belonged to an officer, who would have been able to afford the iron protec...

4. Joseon Dynasty Royal Quiver and Bowcase Dong-gae

4. Joseon Dynasty Royal Quiver and Bowcase Dong-gae

( ID: cc1253 )

Bowcase length: 32 cm Bowcase width: 17 cm Bowcase weight: 8.4 oz Quiver length: 18 cm Quiver width: 12 cm Quiver weight: 5.8 oz Price on request Archery in Korea has a long and storied history. Korea has long been considered the land of archers, and children began to be trained in archery as soon as they could hold a bow and pull the bowstring. While most Korean arms are simple and non-ornamental in design, the same applying to Korean bows or gakgung, some of the finest ornamental, quality workmanship can be found on Korean royal sibok (quiver) and gungdae (bowcase),...

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5. Joseon Korean Sword, Byeolwundo circa 1800

5. Joseon Korean Sword, Byeolwundo circa 1800

( ID: cc1254 )

Overall length: 73.66 cm Blade length: 53.65 cm Crossguard diamter: 8.9 cm Weight: 1.5 lbs Price on request A rare type of sword called a byeolwundo, this form was government manufactured during the Joseon Dynasty and was used by the Royal Guards in the Joseon Royal Palaces. The Joseon Dynasty built Five Grand Palaces in Seoul – Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung, and Gyeonghuigung – all located in the Jongno and Jung District. These palaces are considered especially important examples of the architecture of the Joseon period. Furthermore, other royal d...

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