19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Ox Bone Dagger
19th Century Chinese Qing Dynasty Ox Bone Dagger.
Ox bone daggers were highly-prized during the Qing dynasty. Not only aesthetically pleasing and a decorative delight, these artefacts told deep cultural stories.
Both the dagger and sheath are made of beautiful ox bone with detailed scrimshaw. The dagger is endowed with a strong curved blade.
The dagger has detailed black scrimshaw on both sides of the sheath and handle. The scrimshaw features a multi-part scene of two females in an outdoor setting. Arrays of flowers, eagle heads and mythical lions make this dagger a true work of art. Brass hardware wraps the sheath and a brass ring protrudes from the lions’ mouths.
Boasting a history of usage, this dagger is a rare collectable.
- Time Period: 19th Century
- Origin: China
- Dynasty: Qing
- Condition: Good condition with minor rust and character stains
- Craftsmanship: Handmade
- Material: Ox bone
- Colour: Ivory
- Dimensions: 37cm (total), 25.5cm (sheath), 21cm (blade), 11.5cm (handle)
- Weight: 635g
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