A lot of two Moro swords
late 19th/early 20th century
Comprising: 1) Barong: broad 17 inch blade of typical form, grip with brass bolster below a plaited twine ferrule, pommel with fore-and-aft projections carved with scrollwork; wooden scabbard bound in rattan, the front sides of throat and tip carved with scrollwork. 2) Keris: 20 1/2 inch blade, the base with typical spiked projections and German silver bands; wire-wrapped grip with brass bolster and burl wood pommel; scabbard bound in tarred wire.
Condition: 1) Blade showing staining and some pitting to leading edge; grip with hairline crack; scabbard with one break to rattan wrap. 2) Blade showing minor pitting; pommel with chipping and small crack.