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

Keris Cirebon Luk 5 Kelingan 0119.

Keris Cirebon Luk 5 Kelingan 0119 - Another very rare example from the norrthern Javanese coastal region of Cirebon. Handle in the bebondolan form is made from rare contrasting grained wood located along the middle called pelet kendit. Sheath in the sandang walikat form is also made from rare contrasting grained wood called pelet awar-awar. A thick silver ferrule or mendak with low grade rubies insets completes fittings.

Very long blade with prominent spine and 5 meandering waves or luks having deep picetan and rather plain fretworks, has an overall shape or dapor called Hanoman.

Pamor patterns are not using contrasting metals, and are less commonly found in Java. It is called besi kelingan or black metals.

Condition: Ve
ry 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 18th century.

Length of blade: 20".   Overall length: 25".

Price:- US$890 excluding shipping.

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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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