MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Jawa Luk 5 Naga Fossil Garham.
Keris Jawa Luk 5 Naga Fossil Garham – A very good
and rare example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta.
Fittings in the gayaman Surakarta forms are made from the rare fossilized
mammoth molar, or graham gajah. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased
with an open reposed brass cover or pendok blewah with a red velvet cloth
centre panel. A filigree brass ferrule or mendak completes fittings.
Very sturdy blade with five meandering waves or luks and a prominent spine that acts as the dragon’s body. The base is sculpted with a dragon or Naga which is inlaid with 18 karat gold.
Pamor pattern are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows circular formations along the middle of the blade resembling the naga’s scales. It is called pamor uler lulut or snake’s skin.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from slight patching at the back of the top 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 late 19th century.
Length of blade: 14.9". Overall length: 20".
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.
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.
e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
MALAY ART GALLERY
No. 31, Bussorah Street, Singapore 199449.
MALAY ART GALLERY. House Of Keris.
All Rights Reserved.
Home Page Intro to kris & kris terms Kerises Gallery Other weapons Handles and accessories Sold Items