A Sinhalese silver mounted knife Piha Kaetta from Ceylon
A Sinhalese silver mounted knife Piha Kaetta from Ceylon, probably late 18th century. Silver ferrules and black coral grips chiselled and carved with stylised plumage. Elaborate foliate engraved and chased silver mounts. Blade silver overlaid and inlaid. In its silver covered sheath with filigree decoration.
Blade length 6¼” (16cms) Overall length 10½” (26.5cms)