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Lot 237: SEMI PRECIOUS STONE INLAID SHARK SKIN CEREMONIAL SABER
11 November 2016
Marietta, GA, USALive Auction
Description: Chinese shark skin scabbard ceremonial saber. The elongated 'S'-shaped covered in grayish-brown shark skin, embellished with an intricate sword-guard separating the slender blade, cast and intricately pierced with dragons patterns, inlaid with colorful semi-precious stones including, lapis-lazuli, agate, turquoise, and carnelian. Having steel blade marked near the hilt, both side with gilt floral motif and inscriptions. The blade indented on each side with double long grooves, tapering to the gently upturned tip. ATTENTION: DUE TO CHINA MAINLAND CUSTOM POLICY, ALL WEAPONRY INCLUDING THIS SWORD WILL BE ILLEGAL TO BE SHIPPED/ENTER MAINLAND CHINA.
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Dimensions: Dimension: 38-1/2" L x 3" W
Medium: steel, shark skin
Date: Qing Dynasty