Antique Islamic Indonesian Java-Borneo Javanese Jeweled Silver Buckle For Kris

Antique Islamic Indonesian Java-Borneo Javanese Jeweled Silver Buckle For Kris

SKU: ES1049

Antique 19th century Islamic Indonesian, Java-Borneo, Javanese jeweled gilt silver belt buckle (Timang) with a loop (Lerep) for Kris Keris, sword or dagger belt, worn by aristocratic courtiers as part of court attire at the Royal Palace in Kraton, Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat.

 

DETAILS: A set of solid silver belt buckle and loop, pierced and engraved, set with a bezel rose-cut natural stones (possibly diamonds and rubies). The rims are embellished with overlaid strips of suasa (a gold-copper alloy).

 

MEASUREMENTS:

The Timang measures 8.3 cm x 6.5 cm (3.27 inches x 2.56 inches)

The Lerep measures 7.8 cm x 4 cm (3.07 inches x 1.57 inches)

WEIGHT: total weight of the set;124 grams.

 

CONDITION: Showing the age and usage, one stone is missing in Lerepa.

This set is unique as both pieces are original.

 

REFERENCES:

Breguet, G., Foissy, M. and Barrère, E. (2002). "Masculin et féminin dans l'archipel indonésien" Nice, France: Musée des Arts asiatiques, Conseil général des Alpes-Maritimes, pl. 64, pp. 83.

Richter, A. (2000). "The jewelry of Southeast Asia" London: Thames & Hudson. Cat. 186. P. 190.

    $400.00Price