MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Jawa Lurus Tilam Upih Meteor 1220.
Keris Jawa Lurus Tilam Upih Meteor 1220 � A good and rather rare example of a keris from the island of eastern Java. Fittings in the gayaman forms are made from buffalo or kerbau bones, having fine surface carvings, showing floral motifs.
Very sturdy blade with a straight or lurus profile, and plain base features or perabots, with and overall shape or dapor called tilam upih.
Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique of the pamor
kulit semagko or melon skin variations, which is said to enhance the
There are places where the pamor lines appears like "crystalline", and this is s strong suggestion of the presence of meteorites as one of the layered metals.
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 early 19th century blade with newly made fittings.
Length of blade: 14". Overall length: 19".
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To the U.S.A, present rates are at US$35.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$24.00 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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