MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of Keris
Keris Wafak Luk 9 Melayu Riau Ulu Crystal 0822.
Keris Wafak Luk 9 Melayu Riau Ulu Crystal 0822 -
A rare form of kris
from southern Sumatran regions of Riau Lingga. Handle in the typical
form, is made from natural
clear rock crystal.
The top sheath or sampir in
Malay, is in the square
and is made of very well selected kemuning woods
with natural flashing grains. Bottom stem or gandar is
made of angsana woods
with tiger stripe grains.
A filigree silver pendoko or
ferrule completes the fittings.
Long and very sturdy blade with 9 waves or luks and a prominent spine, has very well executed base features or perabots, with the fretworks or grenengs, and the elephant trunk or kembang kacang at the gandik.
Pamor patterns are very rare, with the base showing a peak like formation arranged in the mlumah technique, and above it, arranged in the miring technique shows Islamic Arabic alphabetical and numeric scripts called wafak.
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 century, with newly made hilt.
Length of blade: 14.5". Overall length: 18".
Price:- Singapore SGD$1,000 excluding shipping.
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$75.00 per kilogram by FedEx (3 days) and Speedpost are at US$44.00 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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