Early Chinese Gilded Warring States Sword 300-200 BC
Guns International #: 100365411 Seller's Inventory #: 15616
Category: Edged Weapons Pre 1900 - Knives
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Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
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Chinese sword still retaining some of its original gold gilding. This is an early Chinese Warring States Period (C. 300-200 BC) bronze sword. The hilt of tubular form with two integral upstanding ridges intended to hold its original cord wrapping (now perished) in place. The flared pommel measuring approximately 1.64", the guard 1.86" in width. The 16.63" blade has a strong medial ridge. Overall length 20.82". Swords of this type are illustrated in Max Loehr's "Chinese Bronze Age Weapons" (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press),pp. 77-78, 197-203, PL. XXXVII (No.'s 91,95,96) and Pl. XXXVIII (NO.'s 97-99) For an example still retaining the cord wrapping for the grip see Jan Fontein and Tung Wu, "Unearthing China's Past" (Boston Museum of Fine Arts), P. 94. The exact dimensions ar set out in a separate 2 page sheet. (see photo). This sword has been in a private U.S. collection since the 1930's. A genuine example.