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Forum: Keris Warung Kopi Today, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Jean
Thank you Amuk, I guess that "landean" designates...

Thank you Amuk, I guess that "landean" designates the hilt (landeyan in Madura), what does PwahAtji mean?
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 9th October 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jean
Hello Leif, I was already thinking about walrus...

Hello Leif,
I was already thinking about walrus ivory from your first pic and although it is not very clear I would tend to confirm it according to the "marble appearance" on the top & bottom sides...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jean
Yes, this is why Willem and I are asking, the...

Yes, this is why Willem and I are asking, the gallery owner may be correct after all...
Thank you
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th October 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jean
Hello Leif, Please show us pics of the hilt on...

Hello Leif,
Please show us pics of the hilt on the left viewed from the front and the left sides.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th October 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By Jean
This is true for most Asian and African ivory...

This is true for most Asian and African ivory pieces because ivory trading is virtually banned in Europe, but not for kris hilts IMO and according to my recent experience at an international auction.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By Jean
Wink One useful (but not full-proof) indicator is the...

One useful (but not full-proof) indicator is the price which you paid for this piece, after fierce bargaining of course.... (no figure given as forbidden by the law).
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th October 2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jean
I would rather guess a Sulawesi origin because of...

I would rather guess a Sulawesi origin because of the detailed carving patterns, see 2 similar pieces presumably from Sulawesi and Sumbawa. However I would not exclude a Sumatran or Malaysian origin.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,158
Posted By Jean
It could be either IMO, and probably made from...

It could be either IMO, and probably made from spermwhale ivory according to the dark inner colour and light outside colour.
See a similar one but with simpler carving and bought in Medan (North...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th October 2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By Jean
Very poor imitations! ;) I am also quite...

Very poor imitations! ;)
I am also quite convinced that the hilt in question is made from genuine elephant ivory. The smell test by slightly drilling the pesi hole is a positive indication....
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd October 2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,089
Posted By Jean
Hello Green, It is not possible to ascertain...

Hello Green,
It is not possible to ascertain from these pics, but unless the Retzius lines disappear or fade by very fine superficial sanding or filing (around the pesi hole not to be visible), it...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 27th September 2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Jean
The scabbard is in Yogyakarta gayaman style with...

The scabbard is in Yogyakarta gayaman style with a peculiar pendok (metal oversheath) and selut (metal cup at the base of the hilt).
The blade is very worn-out, the pamor looks like Bendo Sagodo or...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 24th September 2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By Jean
My curiosity was piqued by our discussion (how...

My curiosity was piqued by our discussion (how could somebody write a book with more than 450 pages about these scarce Minangkabau krisses?).
I feel particularly interested by these krisses after...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jean
And 2 variations of pamor Lawe Satukel patterns.

And 2 variations of pamor Lawe Satukel patterns.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th September 2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By Jean
This looks like a new blade to me and the pamor...

This looks like a new blade to me and the pamor pattern is nice but not clearly defined as per the usual standards... In France we would call it pamor Gloubi-boulga (odd and fictious).
I attach the...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 5th September 2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By Jean
Hello Alan, I have nothing against this...

Hello Alan,
I have nothing against this javanese tradition of replacing an old dress for prestige reasons provided that the blade and dress are of compatible origin, e.g. a javanese blade in a...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 4th September 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By Jean
I own one kris book titled "Keris Mayakarya...

I own one kris book titled "Keris Mayakarya Nusantara" which includes about 15 krisses from the collection of the co-author, and most of them have old blades but are matched with recent &...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 3rd September 2021, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,174
Posted By Jean
Wink I did not buy the book when it was published...

I did not buy the book when it was published because the main author is Javanese and very prolific, and the second one is a rich collector & politician but maybe I was wrong and I will buy it if I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 17th August 2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By Jean
Hello Ganapati, You can also refer to the book...

Hello Ganapati,
You can also refer to the book "Iron Ancestors" by Theo Alkema, which shows a very complete collection of these items.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Jean
Is it genuine or fake pelet wood? Check if the...

Is it genuine or fake pelet wood? Check if the black stain smoothly extends inside the slot of the gambar.
From my experience the certificates from the Museum Pusaka are not very reliable,...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 13th August 2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By Jean
Hello Maurits, This warangka is in capil style...

Hello Maurits,
This warangka is in capil style from East Java/ Madura, and the hilt is also from East Java.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jean
Hello Anthony, I don't know the meaning of the...

Hello Anthony,
I don't know the meaning of the cock comb in Bali culture as described by the Bali kris book author, but imagine that it could be related to the cock spur of fighting cocks? (very...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 8th August 2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jean
Thank you Alan, and I attach the pic of the kris...

Thank you Alan, and I attach the pic of the kris in question from Mario & Vanna G.
Ha ha, RIP Wayan Ritug! I agree with you that the kris from Anthony is most probably a recent creation.
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 7th August 2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,207
Posted By Jean
I am also very impressed by the high quality of...

I am also very impressed by the high quality of this kris, especially the blade and the silver sampleng (pendok). And I agree with David that the blade would deserve a finely made kinatah.
However I...
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By Jean
According to the book "Keris Bali bersejarah"...

According to the book "Keris Bali bersejarah" page 74, this is supposed to depict a cock comb? However your specimen is much more spiralling than in the book picture.
Regards
Forum: Keris Warung Kopi 6th August 2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By Jean
Hello Green, Sorry, I don't know much about...

Hello Green,
Sorry, I don't know much about Malaysian krisses so I will let others reply to your question.
Regards
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