Object Title

Knuckle duster

Knuckle duster

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVID.66

Provenance

Acquired before 1975.

Physical Description

In the form of a rectangular loop of square section iron bar, slightly rounded and plain at the grip side, decorated in silver overlay with the 'ba jixiang' (Eight Lucky Buddhist Emblems) on a ground of fretwork. Fitted with iron spikes at the top and bottom.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 173 mm, width 75 mm (6.9 x 3.0 in) Weight: 244 gm (9 oz)

Inscriptions and Marks

No marks.

Associations

Places China