Object Title

Spear of Prince Tso

Spear of Prince Tso

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.52

Provenance

Presented by Messrs. Gould and Swayne, 1956.

Physical Description

The blade takes the form of a small barbed head below which are notches and lobes. This section is set upon a pierced disc which surmounts a long broad double edged blade with curls at the upper corners. This blade issues from a brass dragon head. Fitted with a polished shaft.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 256 cm (100.8 in), Head length: 109.8 cm (43.2 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Places China

Notes

Another very close example, blade only, collection of F Stecher, 128 Red Lion road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006, USA.