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A CEREMONIAL SWORD AND SCABBARD, QING DYNASTY
清代腰刀

China, 18th-19th century. The iron blade forged with a short groove near the tip. The bronze sword guard decorated with a pair of confronting Chilong amid leafy scrolls in shallow relief. The sharkskin handle bound by brass cords and mounted with gilt-bronze fittings at each end. The shagreen scabbard secured by two gilt-bronze bands decorated with dragons and surmounted by a similarly decorated Porte-Epée.

Provenance: From an old private collection in Washington D.C., USA.
Condition: Traces of use, minor losses and fine patina. Some casting flaws. Good patina with some verdigris. When the fittings on the scabbard are moved, they reveal a turquoise verdigris staining to the shagreen. The blade with traces of corrosion, very minor surface scratches, old wear and repolishing.

Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 66 cm length of sword and 73 cm total length

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related but larger sword of 89 cm total length at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 October 2010, lot 2770, sold for HKD 400,000.

清代腰刀

中國,十八至十九世紀。鐵刀片在尖端附近鍛造有短槽。刀镡上淺浮雕一對螭龍紋。 鯊魚皮柄首由黃銅線束縛,並在兩端分別裝有鎏金青銅配件。 淺綠色劍鞘由兩條飾有龍紋的鎏金銅固定,執柄纏絲。

來源:美國華盛頓一個私人老收藏
品相:使用痕跡,輕微損失和良好的包漿。 一些鑄造缺陷。移動刀鞘上的配件時,會有綠松石綠色的銅鏽。刀片上有腐蝕痕跡,表面有非常小的刮痕,舊時磨損,經過重新拋光。

重量:825克
尺寸:劍長66 厘米;總長73厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近的長89厘米的腰刀售于香港蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art拍場,2010年10月8日,lot 2770,售價 HKD 400,000。


Sold for €2,684

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China, 18th-19th century. The iron blade forged with a short groove near the tip. The bronze sword guard decorated with a pair of confronting Chilong amid leafy scrolls in shallow relief. The sharkskin handle bound by brass cords and mounted with gilt-bronze fittings at each end. The shagreen scabbard secured by two gilt-bronze bands decorated with dragons and surmounted by a similarly decorated Porte-Epée.

Provenance: From an old private collection in Washington D.C., USA.
Condition: Traces of use, minor losses and fine patina. Some casting flaws. Good patina with some verdigris. When the fittings on the scabbard are moved, they reveal a turquoise verdigris staining to the shagreen. The blade with traces of corrosion, very minor surface scratches, old wear and repolishing.

Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 66 cm length of sword and 73 cm total length

Auction result comparison: Compare with a related but larger sword of 89 cm total length at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 October 2010, lot 2770, sold for HKD 400,000.

清代腰刀

中國,十八至十九世紀。鐵刀片在尖端附近鍛造有短槽。刀镡上淺浮雕一對螭龍紋。 鯊魚皮柄首由黃銅線束縛,並在兩端分別裝有鎏金青銅配件。 淺綠色劍鞘由兩條飾有龍紋的鎏金銅固定,執柄纏絲。

來源:美國華盛頓一個私人老收藏
品相:使用痕跡,輕微損失和良好的包漿。 一些鑄造缺陷。移動刀鞘上的配件時,會有綠松石綠色的銅鏽。刀片上有腐蝕痕跡,表面有非常小的刮痕,舊時磨損,經過重新拋光。

重量:825克
尺寸:劍長66 厘米;總長73厘米

拍賣結果比較:一件相近的長89厘米的腰刀售于香港蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art拍場,2010年10月8日,lot 2770,售價 HKD 400,000。


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