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Fine 19th C. Burmese Thailand Chinese Yunnan Dha or Darb Sword

( ID: cs1128 )

A fine example from the Burma/China/Thailand border regions, this example displays elements of design from all cultures, including enamel inlay work, in a plique a jour technique with silver wire enclosing vari colored enamel.  The blade is a fine fighting blade with a tiger mark, a known mark on Burmese blades but the edge is rounded in a way more atypical of Burmese blade which normally have a flattened blade edge, whereas this is rounded in a style more reminiscent of Thai darb.  

The fine hilt is silver mounted with a chiseled pommel of large fine design. 

The scabbard is timber and retains it's original red carrying textile.

 A fine large example at 37" in length and a blade of 22" in untouched condition straight from a fine old California collection of ethnographic arms, collected in the period 1920-1950.

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