MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Bugis Luk 9 Emas. 

Keris Bugis Luk 9 Emas – A fine example of a keris from Southern Sulawesi in origin, with fittings made of wood, and fully encased with finely repoussed gold/silver alloy (About 40% gold and 60% silver). Newly added yellow topaz stones adorn the fittings at places.

Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks, and strong well defined Bugis perabots or base features, using the kembang kacang, lambei gajah, two jalens, jenggots, and grenengs or fretworks.

Pattern welded blade having very condense pamor of the beras tumpah or scattered rice. All patterns are unplanned or pamor tiban, and at the base a concentration of pamor tiban is seen with a reference called jung isi dunia, or vaguely translated as earth’s ingredients. Overall piece strongly suggest high status wear, probably of noble or royal stature.

Condition: Very g
ood condition
. Aside from very minor dents at the base of sheath, rest is all in very good condition.

Age:  Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 21".

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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