Ceylonese Piha Kaetta Dagger
Ceylonese Piha Kaetta Dagger
Ceylonese Piha Kaetta Dagger
Ceylonese Piha Kaetta Dagger

Ceylonese Piha Kaetta Dagger

18th century Sri Lanka

Offered by Nicholas Wells Antiques Ltd

£1,250 gbp
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A fine 18th century Piha Kaetta dagger or knife with finely carved and detailed ivory hilt with a liya-pata pattern. The hilt is encased in silver chased with typical Ceylonese foliate ornament, and surmounted by a gilded, spherical tang finial. The
hilt is further embellished with fine diamond-shaped leaf motif plaques in silver.

The straight single edge blade encased in bronze and gilt work continuing the chased ornament of the hilt. The scabbard is encased in copper and silver wire bands around the dark wooden tapering body.

For a similar Piha Kaetta see the Metropolitan museum

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/32743
Dimensions
Height 38.50 cm (15.16 inches)
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