Culture | Heavenly arsenal: Qianlong emperor's gun to fetch over £1m

Heavenly arsenal: Qianlong emperor’s gun to fetch over £1m

Musket that belonged to one of the most powerful 'Sons of Heaven' is among a raft of intriguing lots for auction during this year's Asian Art in London event

London, November 8, 2016 12:09 PM (UTC+8)
The Qianlong's emperor's musket is fashioned from elm wood, with a fine inlay of gold, silver and copper. Photo: Sotheby's
The Qianlong's emperor's musket is fashioned from elm wood, with a fine inlay of gold, silver and copper. Photo: Sotheby's
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