AN IVORY JAVANESE MADURA KRIS HILT
late 19th – early 20th century
10 cm high
Finely carved with flowers, leaves and stylised animals, wooden stand.
Provenance: Acquired before 1975.
The stylised horse is probably reminiscent of the Madurese sultan of Sumenep. For similar Donoriko style hilts from Madura in the Lanfranchi collection, see V. Ghirindelli, Kris Hilts. Masterpieces of South-East Asian Art, Milan 2011, pp. 84-87, 102-103.