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Fine 18th C. Chinese Manchu Qianlong Period Bow with arrows

( ID: ca1185 )

A fine example of an 18th-early 19th C. Chinese compound bow in  fine condition.

The bow retains almost all of the original red striped birchbark decoration in fine condition in addition to the white and green rayskin inlays. One of the deer horn nocks is missing and the horn has a crack but otherwise the condition is very fine. It is rare to find Chinese bows of any period especially retaining nearly all of the decoration.  

The bow was acquired with three Manchu arrows which remain in fine condition and have matching rayskin nocks.  The arrowheads have a thickened profile to deliver a strong blow on impact and retain most of the original feathers.

A fine example of a Chinese bow in very fine overall condition with what are likely the original arrows.

Length from ear to ear unstrung is 49". Arrows are 39" in length.

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