A good quality Balinese silver mounted dagger kris
A good quality Balinese silver mounted dagger kris, straight blade probably 18th or 19th century with raised central rib, forged with a fine black and silver coloured watered pattern (pamor). Finely worked silver hilt and stem cover, the hilt as a demonic figure, the stem cover deeply embossed and chased with running foliage. Figured wooden sheath top. The silver work is of unusually good quality, and is probably of later date.
Blade length 18½” (47cms) Overall length 24” (61cms)