A Sinhalese silver mounted knife Piha Kaetta from Ceylon
A Sinhalese silver mounted knife Piha Kaetta from Ceylon, probably late 18th century. Black coral grips and silver ferrules nicely carved and chiselled with stylised plumage. Elaborate foliate engraved and chased silver mounts. Blade chiselled with foliage, inlaid and overlaid with silver. In a silver mounted wooden sheath (damaged).
Blade length 7½” (19cms) Overall length 11¾” (30cms)