Lot 1115

A gold-mounted kris of the Sultan of Madura, 19th century

Antique Arms and Armour from all over the world | A89aw | Live auction | 322 Lots


Slender, double-edged blade of pamor Damascus steel with robust, semi-circular midrib. The forte with finely engraved gilt silver ferrule. The selut encrusted with three rows of diamonds, the mendak of soldered red gold. Fine florally carved ivory grip. Scabbard with finely carved wooden wranka with crowned order cross, flanked by a dragon and Pegasus. On the opposite side a crowned trophy bundle. The scabbard covered by sheet gold with mounts of soldered red gold (losses), the chape later encrusted with gemstones.

Provenance: According to the consignor from the property of the Sultan of Madura. Purchased by an Italian businessman on Madura in the early 20th century, subsequently owned by the family.

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Condition: II - III Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 322 lots and starts on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1001 - 1322. The pre-sale view will take place from 19 - 22 May, 25, 29 and 31 May 2021. However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll up.