Kris

Written by on October 1, 2010 in Bali Art with 0 Comments

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Beautiful 19th century Bali keris with 13 waves in the blade. The handle is the fancier type with the scrunched form, the scabbard has quality burl patterned wood and the patina is excellent from age and use. The blade is very nice with a strong pamor pattern and hollow carved base. There is a little bit of rust near the point.
Previously in an old California weapons collection for the last 50 years.
24″ Overall – 3 ½” Wide – 15 ¼ ” Blade. 19th century, Bali, Indonesia. ….$850.00 (EE)

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19th century Bali Keris with straight blade. The handle and scabbard are quality wood with a good dark patina from age and use. The blade is well made with deep carving near the top and a pamor pattern, but unfortunately the blade has some rust spots from years of neglect.
Previously in an old California weapons collection for the last 50 years.
25 ½” Overall – 4″ Wide – 18″ Blade. 19th century, Bali, Indonesia. ….$450.00 (EE)

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19th century Bali Keris with 11 waves in the blade. High quality wood handle and scabbard have an active wood grain pattern and good patina from age and use. The blade is quality forged and shows a good pamor pattern that has a couple of flaws. the mendak ring is old, and set with stones.
Previously in an old California weapons collection for the last 50 years.
24″ Overall – 3 ¾” Wide – 15 ½” Blade. 19th century, Bali, Indonesia. ….$750.00 (EE)

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This is an unusual keris, and a little confusing to me as there are both Balinese and Javanese characteristics. It has a Bali handle with the large thick proportions of a balinese keris, but the top of the scabbard and blade look Javanese. The wood handle has a good patina from age and use, and the black stripe looks to be burned blackened, not wood grain. The blade has a very nice pamor, but not of Bali origin, possibly a Javanese blade? The scabbard has quality old painting, and is large, but looks more like a Javanese style. If this is a combination of non original parts it has been this way for a long time, and the blade is old and tradtional.
Previously in an old California weapons collection for at least the last 50 years. The old sticker on the scabbard is from an even earlier collection number.
22″ Overall with a 16″ Blade that is 3″ Wide. 19th century, Indonesia. ….Sold (EE)

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Small Balinese keris with three waves. The wood handle has an inset burl-wood piece in the center, and a good dark patina from age and use. The blade is finely made with a carved top section and good contrasting pamor. The scabbard is a good fit and quite old.
. 19th century, Bali, Indonesia. ….Sold (EE)

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Balinese keris with pigs hair bristle-brush handle and straight blade. The handle is in good condition, but it is missing the mendak. The pamor is visible. but light as it could use a new etch. The two toned wood scabbard is in fine condition.
28″ overall with a 21 1/2″ blade. 19th century, Bali, Indonesia. ….$275.00 (EE)

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Rare 19th century ceremonial knife from Bali with an intricate inlay blade. There is little information published on this type of knife, but when shown in books it is always called a ceremonial knife. The simple handle is made of horn with a bronze or brass collar. The long blade is inlayed with an intricate pattern of brass, and some silver. The separate little dragon figure on the back of the blade is made of bronze. The scabbard has a high relief floral carving, and natural red pigment at the top, and a good patina from age and use.
21 1/2 inches long with a 15 inch blade. 19th century, Bali, Indonesia. ….$1650.00 (EE)

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Bali-19th-Century-Balinese-kris-holder. (STA) Bali-Balinese-kris-holder.-Early-20th-Century.- (STA)

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Bali-Divination-Kris-(BF) Bali-Early-20th-Century-kris-holder-(STA)

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Bali-Early-20th-Century-kris-holder-(STA) Bali-Kris-Holder-(GL)

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