MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Madura Luk 9 Sekar Lampes.
Keris Madura Luk 9 Sekar Lampes – A very good and
rare example of a keris from the eastern Javanese island of Madura. Fittings in
the ladrangan Madura styles with the hilt made of hard woods and are finely
carved with floral motifs typical of the regions style. The top sheath or
wrangka is made of very well selected kemuning woods with natural
flashing grains. Bottom stem is encased with an open plain brass cover called
the pendok blewah. A silver mendak or ferrule with zircon
profusions completes fittings.
Long and very sturdy blade with 9 meandering waves or luks has rather complete base features using the kembang kacang, pecetan without sogokans, one lambei gajah, one jalen and the grenengs or fretworks.
Pamor patterns are rare and are arranged in the miring technique. A central line is flanked by smaller circular formations called pamor sekar lampes. The pamor is said to enhance the owner’s status as well as a guiding pamor.
Condition: Very good condition. Aside from a minor hairline crack at the handle and brass stem cover, 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 middle 19th century.
Length of blade: 15". Overall length: 19.8".
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$33.00 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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