Shan short, wooden tubular handle covered with silver work. Its blade, etched while hot, is in a medium state. Beautifully decorated sheath in pure silver on wood. Rare enamel decoration. Beautiful work, more complex than it seems because made entirely by hand with rudimentary tools.
Note, this sword is in a very average state, due to its age and its use, it is a very old and rare piece, thank you for paying attention to the photos. It requires a thorough cleaning.
A similar knife can be found in the book "People of the Golden Triangle", see photos.
Total length, 70 cm, late 19th century.
TRAVEL DIARY OF JEAN DUMOULIN
This type of knife was found throughout the Golden Triangle and was an important symbol of the social status of the man who wore it, the silver used for it, the quality of the work and the enamels to make it. Must have belonged to an important person. These knives were made by Shan or Chinese craftsmen.
In fair condition, with some traces of age and use. Cracks, in the silver and lacks, see the pictures.
It will be carefully packaged, insured shipment with track & trace via Bpost.
- Sciabola corta
- Argento, smalti e acciaio
- Fine XIX secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Titolo dell'opera
- Sabre Shan
- In condizioni ragionevoli, vedi descrizione
- 700×30×25 mm