Hilt of sword, Chinese by unknown

Hilt of sword, Chinese


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Hilt of sword, Chinese

Chinese sword, which belonged to Captain Sir Robert Oliver (died 1848). The hilt of the sword consists of up-turned brass quillons with a human face in the centre of the crosspiece, and a flattened pommel. The grip is made from plaited cord. The straight, double-edged steel blade is flat on one side so that it is of a half-diamond cross-section. The obverse of the blade is decorated with a wavy line broken by circles. The reverse of the blade is undecorated. The wooden scabbard has four brass lockets and chape. The second and third lockets are fitted with loops. The obverse of the second locket is decorated with an embossed lizard. The sword was reputed captured in 1842 during the First China War, 1840-1842.

  • Image reference: E1140

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