The sheath superbly inlaid with Lac Burgaute abalone shell & gold wire work. The gilt-silver mounts decorated with twelve five claw imperial dragons among clouds chasing flaming pearls. The handle in Mughal style finished in black lacquer inlaid with gold, ruby, and emerald cabochons. 93.5*5cm. Provenance£ºHarry Beasley£¨1880-1939£©Anthropologist and Chinese Art Museum Curator£¬Canmore Museum£¬UK. Cowperwaite family descent.