MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Coteng Luk 5.
Keris Coteng Luk 5 – A very rare example of a keris
called the coteng from the southern Thailand region of Yala,
Songkla or Narathiwat. Handle is finely carved in a bird like form typical of
the coteng’s styles, depicting not a bird, but more of a squatting
figurine, with long nasal horn, teeth and fangs, with the rather abstract finger
postures at the front that has it roots in Buddhism. The sheath is made from
well selected hard red woods (?), with a pierced through silver ferrule
completing the fittings.
Rather short and very sturdy blade with typical triangular spine has the base features or perabots very well executed.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the kulit semangko or melon skin variation. It is said to enhance the owner’s popularity.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor edge wears, 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 middle 19th blade with restored 19th century sheath and newly made handle.
Length of blade: 10.7". Overall length: 16".
Price:- US$375 excluding shipping.
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$32.00 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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