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Chinese Maritime Customs sword
The hilt is gilt, with a solid half basket guard with raised bars and in the oval, a foul anchor with a Chinese dragon superimposed upon it; folding flap has a small hole and slightly longer quillion than is usual, up-turned and with a disc terminal. The guard is pierced by a slit near the pommel and by two small holes forward of the shoulder. The lion's head pommel and back-piece has a mane extending all the way up to the evenly striated ferrule; very prominent, near the spherical tang button. The white fish-skin grip is bound with three gilt wires.
J.R. Gaunt & Son Limited (late Edward Thurkle)
- Image reference: E1396
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London