Object Title

Club of Sui Yun Shing

Club of Sui Yun Shing

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.53

Provenance

Presented by Messrs. Gould and Swayne, 1956.

Physical Description

The copper gilt head of this weapon is hexagonal in section and elongated like a rugby ball. Standing out from each angle is a further plate cut like flames. Each face is engraved with flowers and foliage and has an applied head of a Dog of Fo with a ring in its mouth. The head is fitted to an iron socket having mouldings and facets into which is fitted a plain shaft of red wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 256.9 cm (101.2 in), Head length: 98.5 cm (38.75 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China

Notes

Brass collar at base of haft missing