Southeast Asian and early Chinese ceramics by Abhaya Asian Art Abhaya Asian Antiques
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1980 item #1333634 (stock #3226)
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$300.00
Rare Mishmi parang or da from the Digaro subgroup Arunachal Pradesh, India. This piece is contemporary and was acquired by a friend who took part in an expedition doing Ethnobotanical research in this remote region which borders Tibet five years ago. It is constructed of a bone pommel, hand forged blade, wood open scabbard, held together with copper wire and a pigskin carrying strap...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre AD 1000 item #1332635 (stock #3211)
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$600.00
Exceptionally rare Qiang spear blade from the Han Dynasty. This bronze would have belonged to a high ranking officer as the gold on the surface would have been beyond the wages paid to your average soldier. Most pieces from this era were of the socketed variety where the wood was inserted in into a sleeve at the bottom, but this one was inset into the wood. The edge is beveled and honed to being near razor sharp. L: 27.2cm/10.8in and W: 3cm/1.2in (mid point)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1970 item #1317238 (stock #3167)
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$400.00
Very fine niello inlay silver box Buddhist themed depiction of the Royal Barge on the Chao Phraya River floating past Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) flanked by apsaras on the lid and burlwood interior. The front reads “To Admiral Sir David Luce with best wishes from Admiral (signed) Chammarnand Layndvla, Bangkok, 5, January 1962”. Possibly given as a diplomatic going away gift, in 1960 Sir David Luce was appointed Commander-in-chief Far East, and was promoted to First Sea Lord 1963...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1492 item #1260151 (stock #2906)
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$220.00
Good bronze spear head collar with beautiful green patina typical of Khmer bronze. The iron point is very much degraded (as to be expected) and one spot of “crust” noted in last enlargement. L 17cm/6.7in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1492 item #1258546 (stock #2795)
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$600.00
Mysterious bronze handled knife with iron blade from Cambodia. Very quirky “dragon” handled knife with original bronze sheath bindings, this could possibly be a type of early “meed mor” (Thai magic knife), but to be honest I cannot find any references to this design and style although the pommel has an uncanny resemblance to “Knife with Dragon-Headed Handle, Ordos Type, 14th cent” in the Harvard Art Museum- just google this...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1217262 (stock #2672)
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$200.00
Good old Northern Thai sword (dha). This piece has rattan bindings with a silver pommel. The scabbard and blade match but are not original as the blade is about 10cm shorter than meant for the sword. L: 70cm/27.5in and the blade is 37cm/14.5in. The blade is sharp but a bit rusty. Originally there was circa 1920’s Rama the 8th coin stuck in the pommel, I have found another 1930s coin as a replacement which you can glue in if you want.