dao (sabre). China, 19th Century. Photo Czerny's - Sarzana 

Slightly curved, single -and short false-edged blade, double fuller; disc-shaped brass quillon decorated with bas-relieved fierce animals, the pommel en suite; slightly curved, wooden grip. Wooden scabbard with brass mounts, also decorated with bas-relieved fierce animals. dimensions: length 89 cm. Lot 563. Estimation : 400 / 500 €

Czerny's - Sarzana, Italy. Dimanche 3 juin 2012. Teatro Impavidi. Tel. +39 0187 691376.