MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Coteng Luk 9 Perak.
Keris Coteng Luk 9 Perak – A very rare example of a
keris from the southern Thailand region of Patani. Handle in a semi bird
form is made of wood and is fully encased with finely repoussed silver in a form
that depicts a demonic figurine rather a bird; having fangs, nasal horn, bulging
eyes, fingers and feet. Top sheath is made from a single piece of wood, or
seiras, called petai belalai woods with the
bottom stem having repoussed and plain silver bands.
Sturdy blade with 9 sublime waves and condense pamor patterns arranged in the mlumah technique, having a peak like formations at the base called tunngak semi and an overall pamor of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.
The pamor wos utah is said to enhance the owner's
material well being, while the pamor tunggak semi is said to be of the
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor chip at the top of handle’s silver encasements, and restored tip of the sheath (see pics), 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 early 19th century.
Length of blade: 11.5". Overall length: 16".
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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