19th Century Yogyakarta Naga Bladed Keris
with Jewelled Cup, sold
An exceptional Yogyakarta keris with tiger naga blade and jewelled,
possibly diamond and gold cup.
This is an exceptional keris. I was told the clear stones in the
hilt cup are real diamonds and set into gold. I do not believe that,
but the settings are exceptionally good and the price I am offering
this keris is based on them being faux, but you may be especially
lucky. I have scoured the specialist keris sites and can not find
such a fine example for anything short of five figures (USD), which
I think is unrealistic but just goes to show how much these items
can and possibly do sell for elsewhere. This absolutely would be
an exceptional museum piece, let alone for a private collector.
The 14 inch blade has a very good pamor and it firm in the hilt.
The jewelled cup has exceptional golden filigree work, so that I
tend to believe it may well be real gold. The stones, whether they
be glass (I do not think so), or zirconas or diamonds are all present;
the settings are very well done. The original scabbard with its
silver metal sheath is decorated with deer, serpents and foliage;
there is one small kink in the metalwork. An exceptional keris at
an exceptionally low price. Further / full-sized pictures available
upon request. Item reference number A28 (522).