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Object Number: 42-30-237
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qianlong
Early Date: 1736
Late Date: 1795
Section:Asian
Materials:Steel
Silver
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Morgan Wing on behalf of the Estate of Florence C. Whitney, 1942
Other Number27 - Other Number

Description

Probably belonged to nobleman as the dragon was reserved for princes or dukes. Qianlong quality. Single-edged steel blade; horn grip, cap and band of silver gilt repousse. Silver gilt sheath completely covered with ornate repousse decoration of dragons and other fabulous figures.


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