Two Javanese Kris, Five Sumatran Kris, And A Moro Klewang
Lot 398Y
Two Javanese Kris, Five Sumatran Kris, And A Moro Klewang
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,890) inc. premium
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Two Javanese Kris, Five Sumatran Kris, And A Moro Klewang
Lot Details
Two Javanese Kris, Five Sumatran Kris, And A Moro Klewang
All 19th Century
The first of executioner's type with long tapering double-edged pattern-welded blade with characteristic gandja, silver mendaq cut with brilliants, and stylised wooden Garuda hilt, in its wooden scabbard with characteristic sarongan and silver mounts between slender silver bands, the mounts embossed and chased with foliage against punched grounds on each side; the second of similar form, with slender waved double-edged blade; the third with waved pattern-welded blade of flattened diamond section, gilt-metal mendaq, and dark wood kingfisher hilt carved with foliage in low relief, in its wooden scabbard with sarongan; the third, fourth and fifth each with pattern-welded blade, and ivory Madura hilt carved in relief with foliage, one involving a winged horse on the front, and an eagle on the back, in their wooden scabbards each with brass pendoq variously engraved or embossed and chased with designs of foliage along the outside, one with carved sarongan; the sixth with waved pattern-welded blade cut with two fullers over most of its length on each side, gilt mendaq chased with foliage, and wooden Garuda hilt, in its wooden scabbard with figured sarongan; the last with slightly curved fullered blade (rust patinated overall), and silver-covered hilt chased with a trellised design above a band of foliage, in its two-piece wooden scabbard with silver mounts embossed and chased with foliage between slender silver bands engraved en suite (8)
The first 53.2 cm. blade
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