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

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Jangkung Mangkurat 509.

Keris Jawa Luk 3 Jangkung Mangkurat 509 A very good example of a keris from the central Javanese regions of Surakarta. Fittings in the Solo gayaman styles with the handle made of hard trembalo(?) woods and the top sheath made of well selected pellet woods with naturally occurring dark grains. Wooden bottom stem is encased with an open brass stem cover or pendok blewah. A silver alloy mendak or ferrule with crystal profusions completes fittings.

Long, very sturdy blade with 3 waves or luks and a prominent spine, has an overall shape or dapor called jangkung mangkurat.

Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique and shows very good contrasting metals selections forming the pattern called kulit semangko or melon skin pamor.

The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner's popularity.

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 late 19th century.

Length of blade: 13.8".   Overall length: 19.5".

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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.

We advise interested buyers to please feel free without any obligations, to ask for more information or pictures of the items interested. We are also open to any comments on our item's descriptions.

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