A Sinhalese silver mounted knife Piha Kaetta from Ceylon
A Sinhalese silver mounted knife Piha Kaetta from Ceylon, 18th century. Ivory grips and silver inlaid brass ferrules carved and chiselled with stylised plumage. Elaborate foliate engraved and chased silver mounts (side mounts to pommel incomplete). Blade extensively silver inlaid, and overlaid with engraved and silver inlaid brass. In ebony sheath with engraved silver top mount.
Blade length 6¾” (17cms) Overall length 10½” (26cms)