APPARATUS Sword the scabbard and the handle in copper with niello decoration of floral motifs, enhanced with chased and embossed silver trim, the hilt and the ends decorated with dragons, the middle parts depicting scrolls of flowers. The blade has a yellow patina and is incised with stylised motifs.
(A small tip is missing from the handle, the handle needs to be reattached).
Vietnam, late 19th century.
A NIELLOED COPPER SWORD WITH SILVER DECORATION, VIETNAM, LATE 19TH CENTURY.
LONG. 85 CM (33 7/16 IN.)
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