Antique brass Javanese table bell or gong. To call your servant. Nicely decorated with wayang characters on the bell, and Naga's on the arch. Java, around
Almost identical betelnut cutter from my own collection. Notice the head is different, this head is the head of Ganesh. Indonesian betelnut cutters are made from iron, those from India mostly from brass.
Cockspures were and are still being used in cockfights. These 5 cm.long blades were tied to the cocks legs, to make the fight more spectacular. The loser is always killed, if not dead already, and eaten.
Small brass sirihbox, used to keep your betelnut accesories. Sumatra, end century. Originaly these boxes should have a division plate at about . to keep contents separated. Later this separation was often removed, to use it as a regular tabacco box.
Bottom of this antique Javanese Sirihbowl, is the best place to look for its age. When deerbrown, irragular, and deposits in the rim (remaining clay from the castingproces), you know you have an old piece. In the centre there should always be a geometrical figure, normally a small square, but in this case a double star. It is believed to be a maker's mark.
On the same keris you can easily determine the "pamor", a difficult technique to decorate the metal. Its is established by bending en folding two different colored metals, while forging the blade, also called damascene.