Lot 500. A rare and fine pair of ceremonial swords (Kiêm), Vietnam, 19th Century. Estimate: 4,500 EUR – 6,000 EUR. Photo Czerny International Auction House Ltd.
Straight, silver blades with no edge, outlined and engraved with spirals at the center and with floral motifs at the base. Silver mounts with bas-relieved decorations on dotted ground. Quillons depicting cranes, pommel with bird surrounded by bamboo branches. Ivory grips. Tortoise-shell scabbards with silver mounts, decorated en suite. Caps depicting a turtle by the sea, dragons and Qilin at the center, chapes with dragons among clouds. Both completed with a cloth pendant decorated with binds and fringes. dimensions: length 93 cm.
Czerny International Auction House Ltd. Fine and Scarce Antique Arms & Armour, Jun 11, 2016 10:00 CEST