The applied dragon panels were all hand repousse work. The sword is also set with stones, which look like carnelian, but they could be glass.
The top scabbard has turquoise stones band. From this band two gems are missing, which is an easy replacement. In addition there was an obvious replacement with a lapis lazuli bead (pics 3 and 6), and one turquoise bead has glue remains on it.
The swords and the scabbard has some dings, scratches, the brass has some dark spots areas, and other possible flaws due to age. The blade has scratches and dings, it slides nicely, but somewhat roughly from the scabbard. The flaws mentioned are emphasized and normal for the age, and I'd consider them minor, but that's my opinion. Or else item is in good condition. Please examine all pictures very carefully as they are essential part of the description.
Pics 4,5,6 show one side, while pics 7,8,9 show the other side. Item is about 33.5" long x 3.5" for the handle at widest part, and weighs about 2.5lbs before packaging. My goal is to leave all buyers happy. Thank you and have a great day! The item "33 Old Antique Chinese Turquoise Gems Inlays Dragon Figure Brass Sword Scabbard" is in sale since Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Swords". The seller is "gaia1751" and is located in Winnetka, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.