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18th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Iron & Wood Trident Spear

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18th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Iron & Wood Trident Spear
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East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. late 18th to 19th century CE. A fine iron and wood trident shaped pole arm often referred to as a "tiger trident," or "tiger fork," known in Chinese as "hu cha." The crescent shaped arms have a pair of inward pointed barbs, and a central spike is surmounted on a long socket hafted to a thick pole. It is believed that this type of polearm developed in southern China from pitchforks that evolved into livestock protection / hunting tigers and self-defense. By the Qing Dynasty they were used as martial arts and military issued weapons and were widely used in armed conflicts such as the Boxer Rebellion. Size: 75.5" L x 10.25" W (191.8 cm x 26 cm)

Provenance: private San Francisco, California, USA collection, acquired 1970s to 2000s

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#170581
Condition
Surface wear commensurate with age and use. Abrasions and chipping losses to butt end of wood pole. Iron socket is slightly loose, but still securely attached to pole. Surface pitting and patina on metal and wood. Overall great condition.
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18th C. Chinese Qing Dynasty Iron & Wood Trident Spear

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May 26, 2022
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Est. $1,000 - $1,500Starting Price $500
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May 26, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0075 Details

Description
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**First Time At Auction**

East Asia, China, Qing Dynasty, ca. late 18th to 19th century CE. A fine iron and wood trident shaped pole arm often referred to as a "tiger trident," or "tiger fork," known in Chinese as "hu cha." The crescent shaped arms have a pair of inward pointed barbs, and a central spike is surmounted on a long socket hafted to a thick pole. It is believed that this type of polearm developed in southern China from pitchforks that evolved into livestock protection / hunting tigers and self-defense. By the Qing Dynasty they were used as martial arts and military issued weapons and were widely used in armed conflicts such as the Boxer Rebellion. Size: 75.5" L x 10.25" W (191.8 cm x 26 cm)

Provenance: private San Francisco, California, USA collection, acquired 1970s to 2000s

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#170581
Condition
...
Surface wear commensurate with age and use. Abrasions and chipping losses to butt end of wood pole. Iron socket is slightly loose, but still securely attached to pole. Surface pitting and patina on metal and wood. Overall great condition.

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