MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 7 Meteor Gembol .
Keris Bugis Riau Lingga Luk 7 Meteor Gembol - A very
good example of a keris from the southern Sumatran region of Riau Lingga.
Handle in the kerdas form and sheaths are made from very well selected
burl woods or gembol. A repoussed and pierced through silver ferrule or
pendoko completes fittings.
Very sturdy blade with 7 waves or luks and a hexagonal cross section that shows its strong Bugis influences. Base features or perabots are also very well executed.
Pamor patterns are of the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations with the circumference pamor wengkon showing a lot of homogeneity and thus suggesting the presence of meteoric metals.
The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner’s popularity while the pamor wengkon is said to be for general protection of the owner and people around him.
Condition: 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 early 19th century blade with late 20th century fittings.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 18.3".
Buyer will pre-pay, plus shipping and insurance (optional), which will be calculated upon receipt of address.
We accept American Express credit card mail orders and International checks in Singapore dollars, or bank or wire transfers. Please allow a few days for clearance. Items are dispatched only after payments are cleared.
We also accept PayPal, Western Union and other forms of payment maybe accepted, but has to be clarified first.
Shipment by air courier. Shipments by reliably known Federal Express. Depending on destination, please allow a maximum of 5 working days for safe delivery time. Other cheaper forms of delivery are available through Speedpost, an arm of the postal service here. Do not hesitate to e-mail for details.
To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$33.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$22.00 per kilogram (10 days). Other destinations please do inquire.
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.
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