The Property of a Gentleman (lots 451-474)
A gilt-damascened iron phurba
Ming dynasty, 15th century
The faceted-triangular blade with incised flaming borders, topped by three conjoined makara heads, beneath an ambrosia vase-form handle, surmounted by a pommel cast in the form of a three head of deities with fearsome expression and adorning elaborate headress, stand.
21cm long. (2).