2081. A Tibetan Ceremonial Sword

Object description
A TIBETAN CEREMONIAL SWORD WITH A SILVER, GILT AND INLAID SCABBARD, the sword with double-edged blade affixed to a gilt sword guard decorated with a jade plaque and a stone hilt with relief decoration of a qilong dragon, inlaid with semi-precious stones; the scabbard with loop rings supported by a gilt makara, gilt fittings with scrolling dragons and inlaid with hardstones, three jade plaques on each side decorated with a qilong dragon, lightly incised foliate details in silver, 18th century, length c. 82 cm; wear, loss of stones, minor nicks

PROVENANCE:
The private collection of Gösta and Märta Rashammar
Purchased at Bukowskis, Sweden, 1995

Compare with a sword sold at Christie's, Indian and Southeast Asian sale, New York, 21 March 2012, lot 819