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Shuang Jian
Very fine pair
Turtle shell veneer
Very rare examples

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A very fine set of Shuang Jian from the mid to late 19th century.

These fine swords measure 71.5cms long in the scabbard.
Out of the scabbard they are 64cms long with blades 50.5cms long.
The hilts are carved timber with high relief floral motifs and a central lucky coin motif on each. The pommel and guards are decorative brass that show longevity symbols to each that are surrounded with bats and clouds.
The blades are stiff. They each have a raised medial ridge to both sides and full tips. The surfaces to both each show a fine original finish, an aspect rarely seen today.
The scabbard is decorated in brass fittings with each of the five fittings sharing the same lucky motifs of bats and longevity seen on the hilts.
The body of the scabbard is timber that is covered in a turtle shell veneer. There is an internal central panel that separates the blades.

A very fine example of a type rarely seen.