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

Keris Cirebon Luk 7 Adeg 1217.

Keris Cirebon Luk 7 Adeg 1217 Very good and rare example of a keris from the less exposed northern Javanese regions of Cirebon. Handle in the cylindrical form is finely carved of ebony wood, having flowing motifs and a hidden face. Sheath or sampir in the boat like form, unique to the Cirebon styles, is made of well selected kemuning woods, with the bottom stem of gandar, encased with finely repoussed silver stem cover.

Sturdy blade with 7 meandering luks or waves, and base features or perabots that may be classified as the dapor sempana in central Javanese.

Pamor patterns are of the miring technique and shows vertical lines of the adeg or sanding variations. The pamor is said to protect he owner in times of chaos.

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 the late 18th century.

Length of blade: 12.5".   Overall length: 16".

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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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