Scollard Auctions Long

Arms, Armour, Asian and Ethnographic Antiques

Asante Gilt Standing Royal "Leopard" Sword Fitting, 20th c.

The auction will start in __ days and __ hours

Start price: $300

Estimated price: $800 - $1,200

Buyer's premium: 25%

Sales Tax: On the lot's price and buyer's premium

West Africa, Ghana, Akan peoples, Asante or Ashanti culture 20th century. Large and impressive example of a rare feline Leopard sword fitting, the leopard in the standing position with mouth closed and tail upturned. Strong symbol of Akan royal power in one of the most important symbols of royal imagery the (Leopard) worn at the top of a sword sheath in the royal court.Size 10 1/2" L x 3" W