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Lot Y669

A FINE KERIS WITH IVORY MOUNT

Estimated Value:

2.500 € - 3.500 €

Schätzpreis:

8.000 €

Description:

Bali
L. 65,4 cm
The keris with snake-shaped, pamor, iron wrought blade, inlad with gold scrolling at both sides, surmounted by an ebony wood hilt carved as a kotjetan, partly with gold overlay and set with rubies, gold collar set with rubies, in an ivory wrongka, wood scabbard, the latter with silver slorok and embossed with floral design.
From an important Bavarian private collection, acquired at Christie's Amsterdam, 8.5.2002, lot 631 - For a similar keris cf. Kerner (1996: 35, cat. 23). - The EU trade certificate for this lot is available - Minor wear, the ivory wrongka with fine hairline cracks