MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Jawa Luk 15 Singa Gajah

Keris Jawa Luk 15 Singa Gajah Another rare example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. The fittings in the gayaman Solo styles with the finely carved handle having splayed planner surface, and sheath both made of hard sono kling woods. The ferrule or mendak is made of brass, with fine brass granules technique.

Long blade is thick and very sturdy with rare 15 waves or luks, and very well executed perabots or base features.
The base of the blade has floral motifs inlaid with brass/gold alloy and at the base of the cross piece or ganjar, two small figurines of an elephant or gajah, and a lion or singa, is seen, and with details that needs added mentioning.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the wos utah or scattered rice variations. One side of the blade is darker than the other, and although of the same mlumah forging technique, this shows that each side of the surface are having different types of metal combinations. The blade is also well tempered as evident from the darker shades on the top three quarters of the blade.

Condition: Very g
ood 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, the blade, should go back to the late 18th century, with mid 20th century fittings.

Length of blade: 16.8".   Overall length: 21.5".

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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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