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Catalogue - Splendor of the Orient

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...