Ad #990
Publish on 07-07-2019
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Username: Derreck
Country: Nederland
9 500.00 €


A fine set of five brass ceremonial spears/poles/halberds each with different and unusually elaborate symbolic spear heads representing good fortune, power and strength, long life, accomplishment. One of the few conventional spears is a rare Chinese spear with the double crescent moons either side of a elongated spear head. Others include a scribes hand helmet, sword, moons and fish in various forms.
China, c. 1850

In the late Qing dynasty, when firearms had taken a more prominent role in warfare, these arms were often purely ceremonial pieces. They could be made of painted wood, pewter, brass, or bronze. The standard is also a work of art in itself

Height 209 cm
Width 140 cm
Dept 30 cm

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