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Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Sostro Mas Intan.

Keris Jawa Luk 13 Naga Sostro Mas Intan – A very good and rare example of keris from the central Javanese regions of Jogjakarta. Fittings in the gayaman Jogja forms are made from very well selected pelet woods with natural contrasting grains. Bottom stem is of wood and is encased with a well reposed brass cover or pendok. A well reposed silver ferrule completes fittings.
 Very sturdy blade with 13 meandering waves or luks and prominent spine that acts as the dragon’s body, has the base sculpted with a dragon or Naga Sostro with a small intan embedded in the mouth of the naga. The naga sostro is also always accompanied by a small kijang or deer at the base. All are inlaid with a thin layer of 17 karat gold.
 Pamor pattern are condense, and are arranged in the mlumah technique and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations.

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 19th early 20th century.

Length of blade: 14.2".   Overall length: 19.1".

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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.

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