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A RARE IMPERIAL BURMESE DHA SWORD

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 900.00 USD
A RARE IMPERIAL BURMESE DHA SWORD
Auctions Imperial is pleased to announce our 2013 sale, to be held March 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Over 300 lots of choice antique arms and armor including armor, helmets, shields, swords, daggers, battleaxes, maces, halberds, matchlocks, flintlocks and percussion pieces will be offered. Our fine selection for 2013 includes broadswords, baskethilts, shamshirs, shashkas, palas, kindjals, khanjars, tulwars and spears, as well as chain mail and breastplates. This sale will...
Likely made early in the Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885 c.e.) The elephant grip superbly and atypically carved with dragons amongst foliage, probably a reference to the eponymous founder of the Burmese kingdom, Pyusawhti, who by tradition was descended from a solar spirit and a dragon princess. The long, segmented silver ferrule with bands of filigree, the robust, lightly curved, single-edged blade expanding continuously toward the radiused tip, grooved and struck for its entire length with a series of meandering marks.In its wooden scabbard with large silver bands, its later shoulder-sling intact.Late 18th-early 19th century.Minor damage to grip, lightly worn overall.Overall length 84.2 cm. Condition II