• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    A CHINESE BRONZE JIAN SWORD; AND TWO SOUTHERN CHINESE (YUNNAN/SICHAUN) BRONZE SWORD HILTS

    THE FIRST, 4TH 5TH CENTURY BC.; THE LATTER TWO, LATE WARRING STATES TO EARLY EAST HAN PERIOD, CIRCA 100 BC. 25AD.

    Price Realised  

    A CHINESE BRONZE JIAN SWORD; AND TWO SOUTHERN CHINESE (YUNNAN/SICHAUN) BRONZE SWORD HILTS
    THE FIRST, 4TH 5TH CENTURY BC.; THE LATTER TWO, LATE WARRING STATES TO EARLY EAST HAN PERIOD, CIRCA 100 BC. 25AD.
    The first cast in one piece, with blade of flattened diamond section tapering slightly to a spear point, small lozenge-shaped guard, and tubular trumpet-shaped hilt with disc-like lip; the two hilts each of one piece and each with heavily concreted fragments of an iron blade, the bases cast with projecting lugs, nodular grips, and one with brazil nut pommel and the other pyramidal: all three pieces on lucite stands
    The first 18 7/8in (48cm) (3)


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