Object Title

Trident (san gu cha or bian cha)

Trident (san gu cha or bian cha)

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XXVIL.71

Provenance

Presented by J R Gaunt and Son Ltd, 1956.

Physical Description

The head has a square section central tapering spike onto which is slotted a crescent of two blades of flattened diamond section joined by a square section socket. The socket is secured by a single iron rivet with a decorated brass washer.
Below the head the neck forms a waisted polygonal shaft with an annular faceted moulding below which it widens to form a cylindrical socket.
The haft is of plain dark wood (warped).

Dimensions

Dimensions: length: overall 2415 mm (95.2 in), Head length: 815 mm (32.1 in), Weight: The weight of the spear is 2.9 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places China