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Burmese weights & Asian art

Christmas Special 2019 Catalogue no. 25

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.


Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

Burmese Weights & Asian Art

Christmas Special 2019 Catalogue no. 25 Offers are valid: 30 November 2019 - 31 January 2020

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art. Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen Germany phone: + 49 (0) 176 38516147 gallery@opiumgewichte.com www.opiumgewichte.com VAT ID DE286505776 Š 2019 text & photos Galerie Michael Herrfurth

Front cover: Buddha, lacquered and gilt wood, Shan States (Burma) th th 18 / 19 century (catalogue no. 3) Next pages: Hintha weight on pumpkin base, 10 tical (143 grams) pre -1600, (catalogue no. 57) Octagonal prism weight, 6 luang marks, Laos th 19 century (catalogue no. 84c) Buddha, bronze, Laos, early period (catalogue no. 6) Back cover: Vintage Burmese parasol, Aya Kywai's umbrella shop st th Pathein (Myanmar), 1 half 20 century (catalogue no. 100)


An impressive pair of hollow silver bracelets Laos, 19th century (catalogue no. 29)


Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.


Hintha 2B, „Gha Gyi“ mark Burma, ca. 1680 (catalogue no. 62 )


The Christmas Special 2019 Contents

object no.

Foreword Buddha Statues and wood carvings

1 - 12

Lacquerware

13 - 14

Knives, bells, tattoo tools

15 - 27

Silver Jewellery

28 - 42

Beads, ear plus

43 - 51

Weights from Burma and Laos

52 - 86

Sazigyo tapes, manuscripts, title indicators

87 - 98

Textiles and a Burmese parasol

99 - 100

Subject related books and magazines Sources and further reading Price list for packaging and shipping Notice of revocation rights Terms and conditions

Important information Please note that all prices are quoted inclusive German VAT (19 %). Where indicated, prices can be reduced by 19 % VAT for export outside European Union. * Prices marked with (*) are subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with ยง 25a UStG and will not be reduced by VAT for export outside the EU. In this case VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice. Packaging, handling, shipping and customs fee are not included. Please pay attention to customs and tax regulations in your country. A few items in our catalogue made of ivory and are therefore subject to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). Such items may only be exported outside the European Union with an export permit by the German authorities in accordance with CITES. Please note that such licenses are typically NOT granted.


Seated Mandalay Buddha Burma, ca. 1860 - 1900 (catalogue no. 2)


Foreword

The Christmas Special 2019 Dear friends and collectors, As usual also this year our Christmas Special is not only focusing on the Burmese weights, but offers a wide range of arts and antiques from Southeast Asia, especially from Myanmar. Rather by coincidence than an aimed effort this catalogue contains 100 positions with 150 items, of course also with a special section for the weights of the Burmese empires as well as from Laos. Again we luckily found a few extraordinary interesting pieces. In the first part of the catalogue we offer a few impressive images of The Buddha, made of bronze or wood, originated from Burma and Laos. Two beautiful lacquer bowls, almost a set and decorated finely in each case, are made by the Shan from Inle Lake. In the metal section we compiled betel knives, tattoo tools, bells and finally some superb silver jewellery from the Golden Triangle, Laos and southern China. Examples from our Pyu bead collection will attract the collector’s eyes, hopefully. In the last part of the catalogue objects of the manuscript culture will be on display, as sazigyo binding tapes, kammavaca manuscripts, a stunning paysar manuscript, a samut koi manuscript from Thailand and finally from an old German collection a group of very rare ivory title indicator for precious Burmese and Thai manuscripts. If you are looking for an item, which has been already sold, please ask by email. Sometimes we have similar objects in stock. Sincere thanks to all our customers and friends for a successful year 2019. Please enjoy our Christmas Special. With my very best wishes for a peaceful and happy upcoming Christmas season, Michael Herrfurth


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1 A large Buddha, lacquered wood, Ava period (Burma), 17th - 18th century The Buddha is seated on a high, multi-tiered throne in padmasana, depicting the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsa mudra). The wood with several age cracks. The face with heavy-lidded downcast eyes and the smile, which can be seen quite often at Shan Buddha statues, is typical for Buddha images of the 2nd and 3rd Ava period. It seems that the statue has been covered later a second time with brown lacquer. The original decoration is shining through at the front of the base. Old repairs and some losses. Sacred material have been placed in a cavity hollowed out at the back of the throne. As a rarity one find the remains of a carved wooden vessel inside the hollow compartment. Lid missing. weight: dimensions:

6,7 kg 640 x 310 x 200 mm / 25.2 x 12.2 x 7.9 in

price:

price on request

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2 Seated Buddha, gilded bronze, Mandalay era (Burma), ca. 1860 - 1900 This impressive Buddha image, cast in bronze or copper alloy, is seated in padmasana on a plain throne. The right hand in bhumisparsa mudra, does not touch the ground, what is typical for Mandalay style as well as the slightly smiling mouth. Interestingly the inlayed eyes look directly to the viewer. The face has been embellished with an inlaid mirror and red glass band at the hair line.

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condition:

old extensive wear with losses of gilding, small dent on the tip of the nose

weight:

10,9 kg

dimensions:

440 x 320 x 220 mm / 17.3 x 12.6 x 8.7 in

reference:

Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P 121 ff.

provenance:

German art market

price:

price on request

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3 Seated Buddha, wood, Amarapura period (Shan), 18th / 19th century The Buddha is seated on a multi-tiered throne in padmasana, depicting the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsa mudra). His face with serene expression, downcast eyes and a beautiful smile. Sacred material have been placed in a cavity hollowed out at the back of the throne. Lid missing. The wooden statue is covered with black lacquer and 24 ct. gilded. The Donator’s inscription in the reserve in front of the base (please see photo above) can be read as follows: Donator (Good deed “kgmu” of) Ma Mi Nge. condition:

age-related cracks to the wood, some rubbing, flame on the top of the ushnisha is missing, good overall condition

weight: dimensions:

3 kg 445 x 240 x 150 mm / 17.5 x 9.4 x 5.9 in

price:

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4 Seated Buddha, Later Tai Yai (Shan), late 19th century Buddha Shakyamuni is seated in padmasana on a multi-tiered pedestal with his right hand in bhumisparsa mudra. The statue has been cast in bronze with fine copper-red patina. Good condition. weight: dimensions:

1,3 kg 240 x 120 x 80 mm / 9.4 x 4.7 x 3.1 in

reference:

Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P 286

price:

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5 Seated Buddha, bronze, 2nd or 3rd Ava, Shan (Burma), 18th century This small image of a seated Buddha Shakyamuni is made of bronze or copper alloy and shows a fine natural patina with remnants of gilding and black lacquer. weight: dimensions:

360 grams 145 x 70 x 40 mm / 5.7 x 2.7 x 1.5 in

reference:

Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P 62 ff.

price:

sold

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6 Buddha, Laos, early era, probably first period The early Buddha images elaborated in thick and very heavy bronze. The Buddha seated on a high plain pedestal. The high, elongated head is typical for Buddha images of the 1 st period of the early era. As Somkiart Lopetcharat mentioned, “The back hairline, which extends to the nape of the neck, is an identifying feature of work prior to the period in which Lao art developed a unique identity�. weight: dimensions:

1,2 kg 240 x 100 x 85 mm / 9.4 x 3.9 x 3.3 in

reference:

Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p. 131 ff.

price:

sold

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7 Seated Buddha, Laos, late period of the early era, 16th - 18th century A small heavy Buddha image with rich natural bronze and copper-red patina where polished. With encrustations and remnants of black lacquer. Two damages to the upper bronze layer near the lower rim, base front and base left. Apart from this, the small statue is well and detailed elaborated. weight: dimensions:

312 grams 100 x 57 x 53 mm / 3.9 x 2.2 x 2.1 in

reference:

Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p. 204

price:

sold

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8 Buddha Shakyamuni, Teakwood, central or southern Laos, 19th century Typical folk art Buddha image from Laos, carved from a single piece of Teak wood. Since these images were placed in caves or outside under a sacred tree (Bo), they show extensive wear, giving them a special charm. Despite of some age-related cracks to the wood and a few losses, this tall, slender Buddha image is in good condition. dimensions:

260 x 50 x 50 mm / 10.2 x 2.0 x 2.0 in

reference:

Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p. 260 ff.

price:

sold

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9 Buddha Shakyamuni, Teakwood, Laos, 19th century An impressive example of folk art Buddha images from Laos, carved from a single piece of Teak wood. Smooth surface with beautiful old patina. Good condition with small age-related cracks, soiled with some encrustations on the left side of the body, probably from dripping water in a cave. Since the base is uneven, the statue need a slight support to stand in upright position. dimensions:

275 x 65 x 50 mm / 10.8 x 2.6 x 2.0 in

reference:

Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p. 260 ff.

price:

sold

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10 Buddha Shakyamuni, Teakwood, Laos, 19th century Typical folk art Buddha image from Laos, carved from a single piece of Teak wood. The base is carved in resemblance to a lotus thrown. Extensive weathering to the lower part, especially to the base. Apart from that the Buddha image is in good condition. dimensions:

255 x 60 x 40 mm / 10.0 x 2.4 x 1.6 in

reference:

Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p. 260 ff.

price:

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11 Seated Buddha Shakyamuni, Teakwood, Laos, 19th century This small wooden Buddha image shows extensive weathering, giving the statue a special charm. Obviously the statue has been placed somewhere outside, exposed to the elements for many decades. dimensions:

85 x 50 x 15 mm / 3.3 x 2.0 x 0.6 in

inclusive a custom-made stand with some wear price:

price on request

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12 Elephant statue, Teakwood, Thailand, 19th century A small but masterfully executed wood carving of an old Asian elephant. Both tusks lost, probably originally made of ivory. The strong weathering and the wood grain give the impression of a natural elephant image. height: length:

140 mm / 5.5 in 142 mm / 5.6 in

inclusive custom-made stand, not fixed price:

sold

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13 Lacquerware offering bowl, dated 1296 (1934), Inle Lake, Shan States (Burma) The bowl, according to the inscription not an item for daily use, but for religious purposes, is covered with the more rare orange lacquer. Around the waist of the stem one find narrow horizontal decorative bands of yellow bamboo and a band of simulated little wooden pillars, Shan bowls and offering vessels are typically decorated with. The bottom of the offering bowl inscribed with the donator’s name and the year of donation (Bo Pwint, 1296 ME). There are some fine tears and loss of lacquer (especially inside the bowl), old wear and traces of use as expected. The bowl is in good overall condition. reference:

Catherine Raymond, U Than Htun, Ralph Isaacs, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Laque & Or De Birmanie, Silvana Editoriale, Milano 2011, pp. 153 156

height: diameter:

140 mm / 5.5 in 220 mm / 8.7 in

price:

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14 Lacquerware bowl, Inle Lake, Shan States (Burma), early 20th century The bowl is covered with the more rare orange lacquer. Around the waist of the stem one find the band of simulated little wooden pillars, Shan bowls and offering vessels are typically decorated with narrow horizontal hoops or bands of notched yellow bamboo. There are some fine tears to the lacquer, old wear and traces of use. The bowl is in fine overall condition, especially considering the age of about 100 years. reference:

Catherine Raymond, U Than Htun, Ralph Isaacs, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Laque & Or De Birmanie, Silvana Editoriale, Milano 2011, pp. 153 156

height: diameter:

175 mm / 6.9 in 310 mm / 12.2 in

price:

sold

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A small dagger and a betel knife, Hmong, Laos, Thailand, 19th / early 20th century Hmong knife / dagger in good condition. Iron blade with some oxidization. The wooden hilt has a beautiful patina. Without scabbard. length: 146 mm / 5.75 in 15 a)

price:

sold

b)

A Betel knife with silver hilt. The hilt is probably made of wood, overlaid with silver sheet and shows small dents, the blade greenish encrustations. Distinct form and good overall condition. 170 mm / 6.69 in

length: reference:

Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 132

price:

sold

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16 Folding knife for cutting Areca nut (Betel nut), Lanna, 19th century or earlier A rare Betel folding knife with wooden handle, two finials in brass and a heavy iron blade. The blade is embellished with an engraving of Nang Kwak (divinity of Thai folklore and a version of Lakshmi) on lotus thrown and Buddhist mantras on the blade. The back of the blade in illegible script.

Na Mo Put Ta Ya represent the five holy Buddhas (previous, present and future Buddhas) and is the most holy katha (mantra used in Buddhist chanting) in Theravada Buddhism. Na Ma Pa Ta (on the side with Nang Kwak) are the four natural elements (Water, Earth, Fire and Wind (air). Both can be find inscribed in Buddhist amulets and sacred tattoos or talismanic yantra shirts.

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The knife is in good condition considering age and use. The wooden hilt shows some longitudinal cracks. The brass tube with the joint is slightly damaged from overstretching. Very special thanks to an experienced collector, who searched and found the translation! length (folded): total length:

80 mm / 3.15 in 145 mm / 5.71 in

without stand price:

sold

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17 Tattoo tool, complete with weight, stylus and needle, Burma, 19th century This crowned Beelu image, made of bronze, holds two twisted clubs in his hands. The tattoo tool consists of three parts, the tattoo head, the stylus as center part (here made of copper alloy) and the needle. weight:

128 g (tattoo weight only) 198 g (complete tattoo tool)

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height:

140 mm / 5.51 in (head) 170 mm / 6.69 in (stylus) 150 mm / 6.69 in (needle)

reference:

TATTOO WEIGHTS FROM BURMA, NOEL F. SINGER, Arts of Asia, Vol. 18, Issue 2, March - April 1988 Edition, page 75 and 77 (bottom left)

custom-made stand inclusive price:

sold

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18 Tattoo weight, Burma, 19th century This crowned Beelu image, made of bronze, holds two clubs in his hands. The figurine is cast with a wide space between arms and torso. The crown has been composed with 5 tubes of cylindrical shape of decreasing size to the top. The tattoo weight has a smooth surface with rich dark, natural patina. weight: height:

87 grams 110 mm / 4.3 in

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reference:

TATTOO WEIGHTS FROM BURMA, NOEL F. SINGER, Arts of Asia, Vol. 18, Issue 2, March - April 1988 Edition, page 77 (bottom left)

without stand price:

sold

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19 Tattoo needle, Burma, 19th century From an old collection we acquired this rare, heavy foldable tattoo needle in perfect condition and excellent quality with only minor wear. The tube showing in the image right is just used to protect the tip of the needle and doesn’t belong to a tattoo set. Remnants of ink between the blades. reference:

TATTOO WEIGHTS FROM BURMA, NOEL F. SINGER, Arts of Asia, Vol. 18, Issue 2, March - April 1988 Edition, page 75

weight: height:

75 grams 175 mm / 6.9 in

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20 Tattoo needle, Burma, 19th century From Burma we offer another tattoo needle. It’s a smaller piece, also foldable, shows extensive wear with a broken blade point and broken upper end. The needle comes with a (probably original) bamboo tube to protect the tip. weight: height:

59 grams 165 mm / 6.5 in

inclusive stand price:

sold

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21 Cow Bell, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century This beautiful antique cow bell from central Burma, cast in bronze, shows the traditional ornamental, almost heart-shaped design. The bell comes with the (most likely) original clapper. Even worn, the bell is in good condition with natural grown patina. weight: dimensions:

551 grams 100 x 58 x 85 mm / 3.94 x 2.28 x 3.35 in

inclusive custom-made stand price:

price on request

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22 Cow Bell, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century This beautiful antique cow bell from central Burma, cast in bronze, shows the traditional ornamental, almost heart-shaped design. The bell comes with the (most likely) original clapper. Even worn, the bell is in good condition with natural grown patina. weight: dimensions:

578 grams 100 x 59 x 90 mm / 3.94 x 2.32 x 3.54 in

inclusive custom-made stand price:

price on request

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23 Cow Bell, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century Smaller, compared to the two cow bells above, this beautiful example also shows the traditional ornamental, almost heart-shaped design. The bell comes with the (most likely) original clapper. Even worn, the bell is in good condition with a smooth surface and fine natural grown patina. On both sides the bell bears in the center of the heart a stamped sun as a maker’s mark. weight: dimensions:

338 grams 93 x 55 x 80 mm / 3.66 x 2.17 x 3.15 in

inclusive custom-made stand price:

sold

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24 Cow Bell, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century This small beautiful antique cow bell from central Burma, cast in bronze, shows another traditional ornamental rod-shaped design. Even worn, the bell is in good condition with rich warm bronze patina. With clapper. The bell bear on the top of both sides the owner’s name in Burmese characters. weight: dimensions:

118 grams 61 x 35 x 55 mm / 2.40 x 1.38 x 2.17 in

inclusive custom-made stand price:

sold

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25 Rare temple bell with two loops, Burma, late 19th century or earlier Similar to the cow bells this temple bell has two loops. Since both loops show extensive wear, the bell must has been in use over a quite long period. The small but heavy bell has a nice clear sound and a beautiful silvery patina. There are two small holes on the upper rim for unclear reasons (wear or drilled). The clapper might be original. weight: height: max. diameter:

249 grams 68 mm / 2.7 in 52 mm / 2.0 in

inclusive custom-made stand price:

sold

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26 Small antique oil lamp, bronze, Indian Burmese, late 19th / early 20th century Oil lamp made of bronze with rich dark, almost black patina. Extensive wear, bowl with encrustations and old soiling inside. Handle in the shape of a leaf. weight: length: diameter (bowl):

205 grams 170 mm / 6.69 in 64 mm / 2.52 in

price:

price on request

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27 Brush washer, green Jade, China Dark green Jade, translucent, with inclusions and natural imperfections. Bowl with some wear / minor scratches consistent with age and use. Inscription in Chinese characters. With wooden stand. weight: height: diameter:

137 grams 31 mm / 1.22 in (without stand) 82 mm / 3.23 in

price:

sold

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28 A pair of heavy silver bracelets, Golden Triangle, late 19th / early 20th century A stunning original pair of expandable solid silver bracelets from the Golden Triangle. Smooth traces of use to the very detailed decoration as shown in the photos. A real treasure for a collector of tribal jewellery from the Golden Triangle and Laos. Superb condition! bracelet 1 weight: 219 grams max outer diameter: 87 mm / 3.43 in max inner diameter: 56 mm / 2.20 in (expandable) bracelet 2: weight: 220 grams max outer diameter: 88 mm / 3.46 in max inner diameter: 56 mm / 2.20 in (expandable) reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 43

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A pair of hollow silver bracelets, Golden Triangle / Laos, late 19th / early 20th century An original pair of these hollow silver bracelets is hard to find, both in respect to the overwhelming decoration and excellent condition as well as to the size. Compared to the reference these bracelets can be find more slender and mostly as single pieces only. As usual a few silver “pebbles� rattle inside the bracelet, having religious significance. 29

Collector’s recommendation! bracelet 1 weight: 78 grams max outer diameter: 87 mm / 3.43 in max inner diameter: 46 mm / 1.81 in

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bracelet 2: weight: 79 grams max outer diameter: 86 mm / 3.39 in max inner diameter: 46 mm / 1.81 in reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 47

price:

price on request

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30 A pair of vintage solid silver bracelets, late 19th / early 20th century These expandable solid silver bracelets were mainly worn by Wa/Lawa people. Both bracelets show lovely old wear, giving them a smooth surface and special charm. This pair comes from a well-known London collection, acquired in the late 1970s in Laos. Superb condition! weight: 47 grams / 35 grams max. outer diameter: 71 mm / 2.80 in max. outer diameter: 74 mm / 2.91 in reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 42

provenance:

Private collection London, acquired in the late 1970s in Laos

price for the pair:

sold

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31 A pair of Shaman silver bracelets, late 19th / early 20th century This pair of solid silver dragon head bracelets has been enameled to both ends in blue and yellow, which partly results in green, most likely to be used in Shaman rituals. Both bracelet show some wear, but the decoration faded only partly and is still well visible.

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weight: 184 grams (pair) // 102 (1) / 82 (2) grams max. outer diameter: 77 mm / 3.03 in (to the horns) max. inner diameter: 49 mm / 1.93 in max. inner diameter: 57 mm / 2.24 in reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 41

provenance:

French art market

price (for the pair): sold

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32 A rare heavy solid silver Shaman dragon bracelet, Golden Triangle, 19th century Here we offer a stunning shaman dragon bracelet, detailed elaborated with old wear and lovely smooth surface. Made of high grade silver. Rare to find in this natural worn condition. These open solid bracelets were worn by Lahu, Akha and Lisu men. weight: 111 grams max. outer diameter: 85 mm / 3.35 in max. inner diameter: 52 mm / 2.05 in reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 41

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33

A rare heavy twisted silver bracelet, Golden Triangle (Phami-Akha, Thailand), 19th century This twisted silver bracelet shows lovely wear to the wire on both sides. The solid silver finials are decorated with floral ornaments, slightly faded from use over the decades, but still visible. Original pieces in this superb condition are much sought after weight: 101 grams max. outer diameter: 72 mm / 2.83 in max. inner diameter: 45 mm / 1.77 in reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 43

price:

price on request

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34 Hollow silver bracelet, Shan origin, worn by Lahu and Akha, 19th century A fine hollow tribal bracelet from an well-known collection. Natural lustrous silver patina. weight: 27 grams max. outer diameter: 73 mm / 2.83 in max. inner diameter: 46 mm / 1.77 in reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 47

provenance:

Private collection London, acquired in the late 1970s in Laos

price:

sold

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35 Small silver band, Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand), 19th century Flat silver brace band with engraved design, mainly worn by Lahu, Akha and Lisu women. Very smooth “silky” surface. The ornaments are slightly faded but still visible. A rare collector’s piece. weight:

37 grams

max outer diameter 51 mm / 2.00 in max inner diameter: 48 mm / 1.89 in reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, pp. 38 and 39

provenance:

Private collection London, acquired in the late 1970s in Laos

price:

price on request

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36

Solid silver bracelet, Rangoon (Burma), recently acquired from the Indian quarter A beautiful designed slender bracelet in Sterling silver from the Indian quarter in Rangoon. Recently acquired. Smooth surface, good condition, minor traces of use. weight:

28 grams

max outer diameter 72 mm / 2.83 in max inner diameter: 66 mm / 2.60 in price:

sold

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A Miao/Dong silver counter weight, Guizhou province, Autonomous Region Qiandongnan, Congjiang District, China, mid-20th century

Two spirals connected by an S-shaped band. Made of regional silver alloy. Fine detailed work in excellent condition. There is a small surface cut in the center of the S-shaped band. weight: dimensions:

144 grams 124 x 108 mm / 4.88 x 4.25 in

reference:

MusĂŠe des Arts Asiatique (ed.), De Fil et d'Argent. MĂŠrmoire de Miao de Chine, Nice 2005, p. 120-121 and Anne Leurquin, A World of Necklaces, Africa, Aaia, Oceania, America, Milan 2003, p. 300 and 438

provenance:

European art market

price:

sold

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A Miao/Dong silver counter weight, Guizhou province, Autonomous Region Qiandongnan, Congjiang District, China, mid-20th century

Two spirals connected by an S-shaped band with floral engravings. Made of regional silver alloy. Fine detailed work in excellent condition. weight: dimensions:

119 grams 133 x 91 mm / 5.24 x 3.58 in

reference:

MusĂŠe des Arts Asiatique (ed.), De Fil et d'Argent. MĂŠrmoire de Miao de Chine, Nice 2005, p. 120-121 and Anne Leurquin, A World of Necklaces, Africa, Aaia, Oceania, America, Milan 2003, p. 300 and 438

provenance:

European art market

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39

Very large, heavy apron silver counter weight, Miao/Dong, Guizhou province, Autonomous Region Qiandongnan, Congjiang District, China, 20th century There are a few standard forms of this counterweight, the most common of which is the Sshape. Knobbed forms are rarer, and could be used independently or in conjunction with the S-weight by wrapping one of the S-shaped weight’s curves around the perpendicular section connecting the knob and the W-shaped part of the knobbed weight. Either fiber or silver chains with silver coins used as buttons tie around the counterweight’s loops and connect to fabric ties on the back of aprons. Depending on the style, counterweights weigh between ½ to 1 ½ pounds with knobbed counterweights being the heaviest. [1] weight: dimensions:

590 grams (1.3 pounds) 204 x 145 x 59 mm / 8.03 x 5.71 x 2.32 in

reference:

[1] https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/spunsilver-apron-counterweights-of-the-dong-and-miao

provenance:

European art market

price:

price on request

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40

Small apron silver counter weight, Miao/Dong, Guizhou province, Autonomous Region Qiandongnan, Congjiang District, China, 20th century Here we have a small counterweight, especially compared to #39, but also in the more rare conical shape. A fine silver work in perfect condition. weight: dimensions:

102 grams 124 x 84 x 25 mm / 4.88 x 3.30 x 0.98 in

reference:

https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/spunsilver-apron-counterweights-of-the-dong-and-miao

provenance:

European art market

price:

sold

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41 Sterling silver cigarette case, Thai Nakon, Thailand, mid-20th century Silver Niello decorated cigarette case with original box, lined with green velvet. The silver case is in superb condition with only minor traces of use, while the presentation box shows some wear to the edges. The design with the two guardian lions in the center, flame ornaments and four figurines in each corner is excellent elaborated. The interior band is original and marked with Hill Shenstone. Various marks inside the silver case. The presentation box is marked in Thai and English on a ribbon "By appointment to H.M. the King THAI NAKON Silverware and Nielloware Bangkok, Thailand�. dimensions: weights:

137 x 84 mm / 5.39 x 3.31 in 177 grams

price:

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42 Damascene cigarette case, Komai-style, Japan, 1st half 20th century An elegant, slim Japanese cigarette case. On the lid a beautiful and detailed engraved village scene, lake with two boats and Mt. Fuji in the distance. Two birds on the backside. Inlays of gold, silver and copper. Signature in Japanese, marked with K 24 (24 karat gold). condition:

some age-related wear, rubbing, minor dents, worn edges

dimensions:

123 x 80 mm / 4.84 x 3.15 in

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Big size multicolour glass, carnelian and clay beads, trade wind beads, Pyu, Burma (Myanmar), 1st millennium

1 strand with approx. 87 alternating small and rare big size multicolour beads size of the beads: length:

5 - 20 mm / 0.20 - 0.79 in diameter about 680 mm / 26.8 in

age:

1st millennium (Pyu period)

condition:

fine, attractive multi-coloured beads in superb condition with some age-related wear and chips

references:

Elizabeth H. Moore "EARLY LANDSCAPES OF MYANMAR" River Books Co. Ltd., Bangkok, 2007, please see p. 221 and 231 (Than Swe collection)

price:

sold

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Big size multicolour glass and clay beads, trade wind beads, Pyu, Burma (Myanmar), 1st millennium

1 strand with approx. 86 alternating small and rare big size multicolour beads size of the beads: length:

5 - 26 mm / 0.2 - 1.0 diameter about 680 mm / 26.8 in

age:

1st millennium (Pyu period)

condition:

fine, attractive multi-coloured beads in superb condition with some age-related wear, a few beads with chips

references:

Elizabeth H. Moore "EARLY LANDSCAPES OF MYANMAR" River Books Co. Ltd., Bangkok, 2007, please see p. 221 and 231 (Than Swe collection)

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A recently restrung necklace of glass, carnelian and clay beads with a tortoise center piece, Pyu, Burma (Myanmar), 1st millennium

1 strand with approx. 138 multicolour beads inclusive the center bead size of the beads:

3 - 10 mm / 0.12 - 0.39 in diameter the tortoise center piece 11 x 21 mm / 0.43 - 0.83 in the length of tube beads are up to 18 mm / 0.71 in

length:

about 620 mm / 24.4 in

condition:

fine multi-coloured beads in very good condition with only minor wear

references:

Elizabeth H. Moore "EARLY LANDSCAPES OF MYANMAR" River Books Co. Ltd., Bangkok, 2007, please see p. 221 and 231 (Than Swe collection)

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Mixed multicolour glass and clay beads, Burma (Myanmar), 1st millennium (Pyu period) 17 strands with over 300 multicolour beads each, various sizes and materials 46

size of the beads: length:

1 - 10 mm / 0.04 - 0.39 in diameter about 730 mm / 28.7 in

condition:

fine, attractive multi-coloured beads in mainly very good condition, agerelated wear, only a few with chips (please see the photo above)

references:

Elizabeth H. Moore "EARLY LANDSCAPES OF MYANMAR" River Books Co. Ltd., Bangkok, 2007, please see p. 221 and 231 (Than Swe collection)

price for 17 strands:

price on request

price for 1 strand:

sold

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Mixed multicolour glass and clay beads, Pyu, Burma (Myanmar), 1st millennium

1 strand with approx. 180 multicolour beads of various sizes and materials size of the beads: length:

5 - 11 mm / 0.2 - 0.4 in diameter about 640 mm / 25.2 in

condition:

attractive multi-coloured beads mostly in very good condition with age-related wear, only a few with chips and cracks

references:

Elizabeth H. Moore "EARLY LANDSCAPES OF MYANMAR" River Books Co. Ltd., Bangkok, 2007, please see p. 221 and especially p. 231 (Than Swe collection)

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Ancient Pyu Pumtek beads with 6 stripes, Burma, 1st millennium

These six highly agatized pumtek beads (fossilized wood) have a beautiful dark colour, high black/white contrast and good clear line decoration. All six beads are in good condition with some wear at the holes. They were part of a Chin bead necklace with around 100 pumtek beads. But only a few remain in acceptable condition, offered here in this attractive group. All dimensions are rounded off! (previous page) a) diameter:

Minor wear around one hole, apart from that very good condition. 16 mm / 0.63 in

price:

sold

b) diameter:

Good condition, high b/w contrast. 16 mm / 0.63 in

price:

sold

c) diameter:

One small old chip. Minor weathering. Very good condition. 16 mm / 0.63 in

price:

price on request

(next page) d) diameter:

Small old crack between three lines. 15 mm / 0.59 in

price:

price on request

e) diameter:

Old wear and a few scratches. A curiosity is the hole beside the expected and pre-marked center point. 14 mm / 0.55 in

price:

price on request

f) diameter:

Some wear and short hairline cracks, minor weathering. High b/w contrast. 15 mm / 0.59 in

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49 Carnelian beads, Pyu (Burma), 1st millennium All dimensions are rounded off! (previous page) a)

dimensions:

Here we have a stunning ancient 15 stripes (4 - 3 - 4 - 4) carnelian bead in extraordinary high quality. It’s one of the best pieces we’ve ever had in our collection. Very rare in this big size and excellent condition. There is a small part framed by a double lined hairline crack. No breaks or repairs. 54 x 8 mm / 2.13 x 0,31 in

price:

price on request

(below and next page) b) Some age-related wear, hairline crack and minor chips. Good orange colour. dimensions: 21 x 8 mm / 0.83 x 0,31 in price:

price on request

c) dimensions:

A nice carnelian with rare pattern in good condition. 12 x 8 mm / 0.47 x 0,31 in

price:

sold

d) dimensions:

A good bead in fine condition with minor wear and small chips. 22 x 6 mm / 0.87 x 0,24 in

price:

price on request

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50 Elephant shaped bead, green stone, Pyu (Burma), 1st millennium A light to dark green bead in the shape of an elephant. Good colour. Partially translucent. One fine vertical crack around the rear part, a few fine scratches. The horizontal line shows the stone structure. dimensions:

15 x 13 x 8 / 0.59 x 0.51 x 0.31 in

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51 Earplugs, ivory, Golden Triangle, Karen (Burma), 19th / early 20th century These rare ivory ear plugs from a well-known London collection were worn by Karen men and women. This pair shows a lovely honey-golden patina, age-related cracks and a small chip on the lower rim of one piece. One ear plug has been embellished with small bead decoration at one end. weight (pair): dimensions (left): dimensions (right):

11 g 40 x 19 mm / 1.57 x 0.75 in 40 x 20 mm / 1.57 x 0.79 in

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, pp. 34 and 35

provenance:

Private collection, London, acquired in Laos in the 1970s

price:

sold

(For export outside EU Cites required !)

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52 Toe 2, 1 viss, late 17th century This rare old lion weight bears a precise square depression as the first verification mark in front of the base. As a second mark there is a 6-rayed star on the base front left. Receiving the second mark the weight was most likely readjusted with lead between body and base to the higher standard. The former collector removed the lead, probably as dirt, which leaves a bluish green discolouration. The face of the Toe is well elaborated. The base has a remarkable form with rounded edges. This more rare version of Toe 2 standard form has the saddle-shaped decoration on the back which tapers towards the upper extension of the tail. weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1.476 grams) height: 98 mm / 3.86 in provenance: Old French collection, acquired late 60s / early 70s in Burma price:

sold

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53 Karaweik 1, 50 tical, circa 1820 This Burmese weight shows a very good natural grown copper-red patina with traces of black coating and greenish encrustations. Beautiful worn with a smooth surface, the Karaweik has a fine slender shape and is well-proportioned. weight: height:

50 tical (766 grams) 99 mm / 3.9 in

provenance:

German collection

price:

sold

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54 Hintha 3A2, special shape, circa 1820 Here we offer a very rare Hintha weight from an old French collection. The remarkable shape with compressed body and big, but elongated eyes is unusual but seems to be inspired by Hintha 3A2. Remnants of black coating on the wings, chest and back. Base with double line decoration and horizontal notches on the upper rim. As an attractive feature, additional wing feathers appear behind the main wing. weight: height: provenance:

1 viss / 100 tical (1’614 grams) 122 mm / 4.8 in Old French collection, acquired late 60s / early 70s in Burma

price:

sold

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55 Hintha 3B style, Shan States, post-1826 (after the 1st Anglo-Burmese war) An unusual variation of a Hintha 3B bird weight on polygonal base, decorated with three horizontal lines and vertical notches. Pronounced wings extend to the curved U-shaped tail. Slightly readjusted with lead. With one old repair to the bottom of the base front. Old wear. Good natural patina. Unique piece! weight: height:

1 viss / 100 tical (1’621 grams) 125 mm / 4.92 in

provenance:

German art market

price:

sold

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56 Hintha 3A1, circa 1820 It’s a good example of the first Hintha 3 standard form with a double row of neck feathers and a precise 6-rayed star mark, base front right. Bronze with fine patina and smooth wear to the extremities. The weight is readjusted with lead between body and base. weight: height: verification mark:

50 tical (802 grams) 88 mm / 3.46 in 6-rayed star

provenance:

German art market

price:

sold

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57 Hintha bird weight on pumpkin base, prior to 1600 Our 10 tical pumpkin weight is in superb condition with old wear, smooth surface and fine natural patina. The bird bears a beautiful curled tail and is seated proudly on a flat disk above the famous pumpkin base. The vertical notches on the base are barely visible, the double lines on the wings only with a magnifying glass, but they are there. It’s an excellent collector’s piece in rare good pre-1600 condition. weight: height:

10 tical (143 grams) 45 mm / 1.77 in

provenance:

German collection

price:

sold

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58 Hintha bird weight on pumpkin base, prior to 1600 Our 5 tical pumpkin weight is very similar to #57, slightly inclined forward. Layers of black coating can be find on the back of the base and the tail. Even with old wear and traces of use over centuries, the fine relief of vertical notches around the base is still well visible. Also our 5 tical bird bears a beautiful curled tail, on the right side with a small 3 mm cut. Rare to find in this good pre-1600 condition. weight: height:

5 tical (58 grams) 33 mm / 1.30 in

price:

sold

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59 Hintha 1B as found in the Shan States, circa 1730 Shan / Lan Na bird weights in the shape of the Burmese Hintha 1B standard form, but with the standard of 16,3 grams / tical. The weights show old wear and appear in fine condition, especially considering the age. The two vertical notches on the wings are faded, but, as all the other details too, still well visible. The round bases are decorated with two horizontal lines or with a band of beads between the lines (right). Fine silvery bronze patina. A rare chance to have three 2 tical weights of this group, differ considerably in details. a) weight: price:

2 tical (32 grams) sold

height:

29 mm / 1.14 in

b) weight: price:

2 tical (32 grams) sold

height:

27 mm / 1.06 in

c) weight: price:

2 tical (32 grams) sold

height:

29 mm / 1.14 in

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60 Hintha 1A, prior to 1600 Today a 20 tical Hintha 1A weight is rare to find in this pristine condition. The archaic bird figurine sits on a circular base, which bears the deep depression as verification mark, which slightly bent up the flat disk on the upper rim of the base. Please note the band of fine dots around back and tail, which is still visible. The vertical double line on both wings can be seen under a magnifying glass. The eyes are almost vanished, while the food can be clearly seen. The lower base edges are smooth rounded from use over the centuries. Beautiful multi-colour patina. Remnants of black coating. A remarkable collector’s piece! weight: height:

20 tical (296 grams) 51 mm / 2.01 in

provenance:

German collection

price:

sold

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61 Hintha 2A, circa 1680 Our Hintha 2A, made of silvery bronze, is in superb condition with only minor age-related wear. Note the special rounded base shape and the eye bows, well visible on the right side, left almost worn off. Excellent patina. weight:

10 tical (150 grams)

provenance:

German collection

price:

sold

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40 mm / 1.57 in


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62 Hintha 2B, circa 1680 The last unicorn… An excellent Hintha 2B weight with two head knobs and “Gha Gyi” mark. Apart from some wear and three small cuts to the base, the weight is in rare good condition. Base with owner’s mark (carved cross). Perfect weight according to the standard of 15 grams per tical. Beautiful warm bronze patina! weight:

10 tical (150 grams)

price:

sold

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height:

39 mm / 1.54 in


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63 Hintha 1C, circa 1760 All three H1C weights with old wear and traces of use. They differ in the shape of their mouth appendage and material composition from reddish copper to silvery bronze. a) weight: height: price:

b)

verification mark vanished, smooth surface, rich bronze patina with remnants of black coating, a worm as mouth appendage 10 tical (146 grams) 47 mm / 1.85 in price on request

weight: height: price:

verification mark vanished, mouth appendage in the form of a grain straw 10 tical (155 grams) 51 mm / 2.01 in price on request

c) weight: height: price:

precise 9 ray star mark still visible, curled worm as mouth appendage 10 tical (157 grams) 50 mm / 1.97 in sold

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64 Hintha 2C (“sleeping duck”), circa 1730 In our group of “sleeping ducks” a 10 tical piece is missing. All three weights show old wear, smooth surface and slightly copper-red patina. Good, almost 300 years old bronze weights. a) weight: height: price:

precise 6 ray star mark, smooth surface, brilliant bronze patina 5 tical (79 grams) 35 mm / 1.38 in sold

b) weight: height: price:

6-rayed star mark still visible 20 tical (319 grams) 53 mm / 2.09 in sold

c) weight: height: price:

6-rayed star mark still visible 5 tical (77 grams) 35 mm / 1.38 in sold

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65 Hintha 4 “outlaw”, Shan (Burma), circa mid-19th century This unusual bird weight was found in the Shan States and resembles standard form and decoration of the Shan weights, but is without a verification mark. Old wear and traces of use suggest, that the weight could be issued in the 19 th century, but clearly as an “outlaw”. Anyway, the weight matches the standard of 16,3 grams per tical. weight:

20 tical (326 grams)

price:

sold

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height:

72 mm / 2.83 in


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66 Hintha 4B, Shan (Burma), late 19th century It’s a very attractive Hintha bird weight from the Shan States with beautiful lustrous silvery patina, an elegant small head with three head knobs, the mouth slightly opened. Fine lines around the neck indicate the ruff. The base with 4 horizontal decoration lines and a 6-dotted verification mark front right. Good condition with minor old wear. weight:

20 tical (322 grams)

price:

sold

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height:

66 mm / 2.60 in


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67 Hintha 4A, Shan (Burma), 19th century Very detailed elaborated Hintha 4A weights with one (left) and two (right) rows of neck feathers. All four weights with the 6-rayed star mark and silvery patina. Please take your time to discover the fine details. a) weight: height: price:

5 tical (82 grams) 43 mm / 1.69 in price on request

b) weight: height: price:

10 tical (163 grams) 53 mm / 2.09 in price on request

c) weight: height: price:

Small chip to the tip of the beak. Slightly open mouth. 10 tical (162 grams) 52 mm / 2.05 in price on request

d) weight: height: price:

5 tical (80 grams) 44 mm / 1.73 in price on request

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68 Hintha 4A, Shan (Burma) late 19th century This couple clearly belongs to the same family and shows strong resemblance. The weight left is still in very good condition, made of silvery bronze, while the bird right shows old wear, made of reddish copper bronze. A remarkable collector’s pair... to compare. a) weight: 10 tical (162 grams) height: 55 mm / 2.17 in price: sold b) weight: price:

10 tical (154 grams) sold

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height:

54 mm / 2.13 in


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69 Hintha 4C, Shan (Burma), late 19th century It is said that the collector’s darling and much sought after “kissing duck” is not available anymore on the market and - unfortunately - it’s true. But here we offer a rare set of 20, 10 and 5 tical weights with old wear (20/10 tical), but still in good condition, all with the 6-rayed star mark on the base front right and marvelous patina. Our 5 tical weight is in extraordinary good condition. a) weight: 20 tical (318 grams) height: 67 mm / 2.64 in price: sold b) weight: price:

10 tical (159 grams) sold

height:

52 mm / 2.05 in

c) weight: price:

5 tical (80 grams) sold

height:

42 mm / 1.65 in

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Hintha 4D, Shan (Burma), late 19th / early 20th century

This Hintha 4D bird weight shows some wear which leave a smooth surface to the extremities. All details are still well visible. With strong wide claws the bird has been fixed to the base. Although we don’t find a verification mark, which suggests that the weight were issued in the late 19th to early 20th century, interestingly we have an owner’s name in Shan script on the bottom of the base, which makes this bird weight an attractive collector’s item. weight: height:

10 tical (158 grams) 54 mm / 2.13 in

price:

sold

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71 Toe 1A, prior to 1600 A Toe 1A weight is always a rare find, especially in good condition. Our lion bears a lotus tail and stands on an octagonal base with rounded edges. Eyes, horns, ears as well as the decoration lines depicting the mane are worn, but still visible. Rich, slightly reddish patina. A small beaded necklace embellish the cleavage. Good condition considering age and use. weight: height:

5 tical (59 grams) 39 mm / 1.54 in

price:

sold

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72 Toe 1C, circa 1680 Our Toe 1C with trefoil mouth appendage is in very good condition and shows only minor wear, especially to the ears and horns. But all the details are still well visible. There is a circular depression as verification mark in front of the base, which shows a symbol (dot ?) in its center. Here and there traces of black coating remained. 20 tical weights of the Toe 1C form are rare to find in this good condition. weight: height:

20 tical (303 grams) 54 mm / 2.13 in

price:

sold

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73 Toe 1C, circa 1680 All three Toe 1C weights bear a circular mark in front of the base. They show old wear and traces of use as well as a superb patina. a) weight: price:

second verification mark (circle front right) 5 tical (75 grams) height: 33 mm / 1.30 in sold

b) weight: price:

brilliant dark bronze patina with remnants of black coating, slightly readjusted with lead 10 tical (146 grams) height: 43 mm / 1.69 in price on request

c) weight: price:

tip of the tail broken, trefoil mouth appendage, traces of black coating 5 tical (75 grams) height: 35 mm / 1.38 in sold

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74 Toe 1B “dog lion”, circa 1640 A Toe 1B with old wear, traces of use, but still in fine condition considering an age of almost 400 years. Please note the head and chin, which not rested on the chest as you see typically with the later standard form Toe 1C. The surface is smooth, but all the details as ears, horns, eyes and decoration lines are still well visible. A beautiful and rare collector’s piece. weight: height:

10 tical (147 grams) 42 mm / 1.65 in

provenance:

German collection

price:

sold

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75 Toe 1B (left), Toe 1D->Toe 2 (center), Toe 2 (right), circa 1640 / 1680 Left we have a rare 5 tical Toe 1B weight with smooth greenish patina, old wear as expected, but in good condition for an almost 400 years old weight. The center piece is a curiosity and should be placed between Toe 2 and Toe 1D. Shape and verification mark meet the standard of T 2, but the tail shows already three spikes . A unique piece in good worn condition! The Toe 2 right shows old wear as expected with a smooth surface and rich dark patina. a) weight: price:

It’s a rare Toe 1B with smooth surface and nice patina. 5 tical (75 grams) height: 33 mm / 1.30 in sold

b)

weight: price:

It’s an interesting transition form between Toe 1D (tail with three spikes) and Toe 2 (compare with T2 right), but still according to the old standard of 15 grams per tical. Left ear worn, otherwise good condition. 5 tical (76 grams) height: 43 mm / 1.69 in sold

c) weight: price:

A good example of a Toe 2 with rich dark, shining patina. 5 tical (76 grams) height: 35 mm / 1.38 in sold

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76 Toe 2, circa 1680 All three weights bear a deep square depression as verification mark in front of the base. The weights left and center got a smooth surface with rich patina from use over the centuries. The lion right is still in very good condition. His open mouth shows every single tooth, eyes with eyebrows. a) weight: price:

old wear with rich bronze patina 10 tical (144 grams) height: price on request

b) weight: price:

readjusted with lead, filled between body and base 5 tical (77 grams) height: 36 mm / 1.42 in price on request

c) weight: price:

rare good condition 10 tical (151 grams) sold

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height:

42 mm / 1.65 in

45 mm / 1.77 in


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77 Set of Toe 1D, prior to 1776 a) The lion stands on tall legs. Precise 9-rayed mark. weight: 20 tical (295 grams) height: 63 mm / 2.48 in price: sold

b) weight: price:

Slightly worn, but still in good condition. 10 tical (154 grams) height: price on request

c) weight: price:

With special multi tired base and rich shining patina. 5 tical (78 grams) height: 39 mm / 1.54 in price on request

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78 Chinthe 1, Chinthe 2A, Chinthe 2B, 1730 / 1760 / prior to 1837 A good group of 20 tical weights represents the Chinthe of Burma from C 1 to C 2B. a) weight:

Chinthe 1, 4 ray star mark (barely visible) 20 tical (312 grams) height:

price:

sold

b) weight:

Chinthe 2A, precise 9 ray star mark 20 tical (317 grams) height:

price:

sold

c) weight:

Chinthe 2B, precise 9 ray star mark, 20 tical (322 grams) height:

price:

sold

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64 mm / 2.52 in

67 mm / 2.64 in

70 mm / 2.76 in


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79 a)

Chinthe 1, Chinthe 2A, circa 1730 / 1760 Remarkable Chinthe 1 weight with excellent elaborated details and a special base decoration. Note the fine beaded band around the lower part of the base and the space left for a precise 4 ray star mark. Bronze with fine warm copper-red patina. Rare to find in this pristine condition. weight: 10 tical (162 grams) height: 53 mm / 2.09 in price:

sold

b) weight:

Chinthe 1, 4 ray star mark, octagonal base, dark, almost black patina 10 tical (154 grams) height: 53 mm / 2.09 in

price:

price on request

c)

Chinthe 2A, precise 9 ray star mark, square base, smooth shining surface with almost black patina, 2 copper inlays (one left, one right) 10 tical (159 grams) height: 53 mm / 2.09 in

weight: price:

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Chinthe 1, Chinthe 2A, circa 1730 / 1760

a) weight: price:

b) weight: price:

c) weight: price:

Chinthe 1, 4 ray star mark, octagonal base, almost black patina 5 tical (78 grams) height: 42 mm / 1.65 in price on request

Chinthe 2A, 9 ray star mark, square base, rare special base decoration (please see below), readjusted with lead between body and base 5 tical (82 grams) height: 43 mm / 1.69 in price on request

Chinthe 2A, 9 ray star mark, square base, worn with black shining patina, readjusted with lead between body and base 5 tical (80 grams) height: 44 mm / 1.73 in sold

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81 Hahoi, large octagonal prism weight, Laos, 19th century, probably earlier A very rare heavy hahoi (five hundred) weight from Laos. The first one in our collection. Fine natural copper bronze patina. Old wear from use over the centuries with rounded edges and a small hole, most likely a casting defect. No verification mark or not visible anymore. Interestingly the weight clearly seems to have a fine top and a worn bottom side.

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weight: dimensions: provenance:

hahoi (619 grams) 60 x 27 mm / 2.36 x 1.06 in German art market

reference:

Joachim Gabel, Lao Weights and the Luang Symbol, Journal of the Siam Society 2009 Vol. 97, Appendix 3

without stand price:

sold

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Pot-shaped weights, Laos, 18th / 19th century

reference:

Joachim Gabel, Lao Weights and the Luang Symbol, Journal of the Siam Society 2009 Vol. 97, fig. 5

a) weight: height: price:

Rare excellent damling weight with remarkable smooth rich patina. Good collector’s piece! damling (122 grams) 28 mm / 1.1 in diameter: 33 mm / 1.3 in sold

b) weight: height: price:

tamlung (63 grams) 25 mm / 0.98 in sold

diameter:

26 mm / 1.02 in

c) weight: height: price:

tamlin (37 grams) 19 mm / 0.75 in sold

diameter:

22 mm / 0.87 in

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Pot-shaped weights, Laos, 19th / 20th century (previous page)

Joachim Gabel, Lao Weights and the Luang Symbol, Journal of the Siam Society 2009 Vol. 97, fig. 5 a) weight: height: price:

tamlung (62 grams) 23 mm / 0.91 in price on request

diameter:

27 mm / 1.06 in

b) weight: height: price:

tamlin (36 grams) 18 mm / 0.71 in price on request

diameter:

22 mm / 0.87 in

c) weight: height: price:

13 grams 14 mm / 0.55 in sold

diameter:

15 mm / 0.59 in

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Pot shaped weight and two octagonal prism weights with Luang symbol, Laos, 19th century (next page)

Joachim Gabel, Lao Weights and the Luang Symbol, Journal of the Siam Society 2009 Vol. 97, fig. 4 and fig. 1 a) weight: height: price:

spheroid, plain tamlung (62 grams) 17 mm / 0.67 in sold

b) weight: height: price:

octagonal prism, one side with Luang symbol, reverse plain 31 grams 12 mm / 0.47 in width: 19 mm / 0.75 in sold

c)

octagonal prism, face and reverse with Luang symbol as well as 4 marks on every second side This weight bears in total 6 snake marks. A RARE FIND! tamlin (36 grams) 12 mm / 0.47 in width: 21 mm / 0.83 in sold

weight: height: price:

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26 mm / 1.02 in


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Elephant and horse figurines, Laos / Burma, 19th century (please also see previous page) Some rare finds, two figurines from Laos, made of copper-alloy (left and right), and one elephant from Burma, made of silver-bronze (center). All three pieces fit to the standard, show old wear as expected as well as good natural grown patina. 85

a)

Elephant with saddle, long tail, coiled on the tip, copper bronze with remnants of black coating, Laos

weight: price:

tamlung (61 grams) sold

b)

Elephant, silvery bronze, a band of beads around the upper rim of the base, Burma

weight: price:

2 tical (31 grams) sold

c)

Horse, copper bronze, a band of big beads around the base, Laos

weight: price:

tamlung (62 grams) sold

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height:

height:

height:

31 mm / 1.22 in

24 mm / 0.94 in

43 mm / 1.69 in


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86 Bear (?) figurine, Burma, 16th century or earlier (please see also previous pages) Probably this is one of the oldest weights we’ve ever had. Surprisingly it’s could be a bear, sitting on a square base with circumferential vertical notches on the upper rim, two horizontal lines and worn rounded edges. Ears and eyes are still visible. A square mark in front of the base is still recognizable, even worn. Bronze with fine light copper patina. A unique collector’s treasure!

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weight: height: length: width:

5 tical (63 grams) 24 mm / 0.94 in 28 mm / 1.10 in 22 mm / 0.87 in

price:

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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, 19th century

Here we have two sazigyo binding tapes with lizard design, some vertical lines and chessboard pattern. Both, the red as well as the blue sazigyo, could be made from the same weaver. Interestingly they differ only 10 cm in length. It’s a beautiful pair in overall good condition, slightly soiled with some wear here and there (please see previous double page). reference:

Ralph Issacs, "Sazigyo, Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes: Woven Miniatures of Buddhist Art", Silkworm Books, 2014 Noel F. Singer, "KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS", Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3, May-June 1993

a) length: width: price:

3390 mm / 133.5 in 32 mm / 1.26 in price on request

b) length: width: price:

3290 mm / 129.5 in 28 mm / 1.10 in price on request

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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, dated 1267 (1905) and 1269 (1907)

a) Slightly faded, this sazigyo, dated 1267 (1905), is in excellent condition, inclusive loop and cord. Our multi-colour binding ribbon in yellow, red and green as well as a few undyed decoration elements starts with lion, candelabrum, Hintha bird, padaythabin and the initial invocation “zeyatu”. length: width:

5230 mm / 205.9 in 19 mm / 0.75 in

price:

price on request

b) Here we have a sazigyo with a perfect final cord. The final fringe follows a short flat end. Even dated as early as 1269 (1907) our multi-coloured sazigyo is in perfect condition. The text sections are numbered from 1 to 7 with the numerals each highlighted between two peacocks. Of course the text started with the invocation “zeyatu” enclosed between open mouth fishes. length: width:

5050 mm / 198.8 in 15 mm / 0.59 in

price:

price on request

numbered chapters 1 to 7 with numerals between two peacocks. length: width:

5050 mm 00 mm

price:

160,65 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 135 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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89 Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century (dated 1266) a) Surprisingly the weaver placed the flat end of the cord in its center. A special, quite rare feature! This multi-colour sazigyo has been dated 1266 (1904) and is richly decorated. Loop and cord are in perfect condition. The decoration starts with ornaments, lions, a hsun ok, again ornaments, candelabrum, fishes etc. The text starts as usual with “zeyatu!” and ends after more detailed decoration with the dagundaing. The verse count was important to the weaver and was - as here with 60 - recorded to the tape. An attractive sazigyo in very good, age-related condition. length: width:

5050 mm / 198.8 in 15 mm / 0.59 in

price:

price on request

b) This slightly older sazigyo (mid- to late 19th century) made of undyed, red, and yellow (edges) yarn, has been woven without a loop. But after some geometric patterns it’s starts as usual with “zeyatu”, followed by a long text, a candelabrum and finally the woven image of dagundaing. Apart from minor imperfections to the cord, this Sazigyo is in perfect condition. length: width:

3390 mm / 133.5 in 21 mm / 0.83 in

price:

price on request

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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, dated 1261 (1899)

Beautiful sazigyo made of undyed and red yarn, dated 1261. The binding tape is lavishly decorated. Please see the fine example of a dagundaing in red and white (compare with Issacs, pp. 198 and 199), what is the last of every sazigyo, before thagyamin, the king of the nats, bells and the year of making. Loop and cord are in excellent condition. Risers and fallers with special “Christmas tree” decoration. At the beginning of the tape one can read the initial invocation “zeyatu” enclosed between two lion beasts. Apart from slightly faded colours our 120 years old sazigyo is in rare good condition. length: width:

5330 mm / 209.8 in 19 mm / 0.75 in

price:

price on request

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Kammavaca, Mandalay, early 20th century

Complete Buddhist manuscript, 16 leaves made of strips of coarse cloth / monk's robe plus 2 wooden covers, front cover with donators inscription (dated 12??, not clear visible anymore), 6-lines magyi si sar (tamarind seed script), both covers also gilded and decorated inside, some leaves with bookmarks (orange cross sign top left and/or red dot top right). condition:

two leaves broken and roughly repaired (glued), at covers and leaves gilding partly rubbed, otherwise in very good condition.

cover: leaves: age:

601 x 146 mm / 23.66 x 5.75 in 578 x 138 mm / 22.8 x 5.43 in late 19th / early 20th century

provenance:

German collection, acquired late 1970s / early 1980s

price:

price on request

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Kammavaca, Burmese script, Mandalay, late 19th century

Buddhist manuscript, 10 leaves made of strips of coarse cloth / monk's robe plus 2 wooden covers with donators inscription (dated 1257 = 1895). Western angels in Myanmar dress and lions, running lions/dragons also depicted on the leaves. condition:

most minor chips, gilding partly rubbed, overall very good condition commensurate with age and use

cover: leaves: age:

600 x 138 mm / 23.6 x 5.4 in 578 x 139 mm / 22.8 x 5.5 in late 19th century

provenance:

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Rare Kammavaca with silver plated leaves, late 19th / early 20th century

Complete Buddhist manuscript with 6 lines of script, 16 leaves made of lacquered strips of coarse cloth / monk's robe plus 2 wooden covers with glass decoration and ornaments. First and last page one side gilded / one silver-plated. All the other leaves are silver-plated. condition:

most minor chips, leaves partly rubbed, one wooden cover with wear on the corners, overall good condition commensurate with age and use

cover: leaves: age: late

615 x 155 mm / 24.2 x 6.1 in 605 x 150 mm / 23.8 x 5.9 in 19th / early 20th century

provenance:

German art market

price:

price on request

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Rare old Paysar (Palm-leaf) manuscript, Burma, probably Nyaungyan Restoration (Taungoo), dated Complete Buddhist palm leaf manuscript enclosed between two wooden boards, with binding tape (sazigyo) and a later fabric wrapper. The palm leaf pointer (gabyidan) is lost. But the title of the paysar has been written to the front board. Most likely the manuscript contains the 2nd part of Garudhamma Sutta, the Vinaya Discipline, in a semi Pali-Myanmar translation and is dated on the first page as shown top right (year and month written in Burmese words).

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This manuscript is the oldest paysar we’ve ever had in our collection. It was donated on the full moon day of Tawthalin (late August/September), the full moon day Lord Buddha discoursed the Garudhamma Sutta. Highly recommended rarity for scientific studies and museum’s collection. condition:

very good condition with only minor age-related imperfection, even the thin palm leaf folios are largely in remarkable good condition.

cover: leaves:

515 x 55 mm / 20.3 x 2.2 in 500 x 50 mm / 19.7 x 2.0 in

price:

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Samut Khoi / Samut Thai Khao (paper folding book), Thailand, Rattanakosin period, late 19th / early 20th century First and last page made from doubled sheets of paper, covered with black lacquer and frame-shaped design. Beside the text pages the book contains 10 double-pages with two coloured illustrations on each, showing scenes from the legend of Phra Malai. Text in Khmer script. Interestingly the first and second page contains various donator’s inscriptions (Khun Saengsami from Nanglieng street donated this Phra Malai manuscript to Khun Paipeek. On 3 April 1926 the family donated this manuscript to their parents, Ms. Chum, Ms. Prang and Ms. Miern donated 1 Baht each etc. - Special thanks to friends of the Thai community Essen for translation!) condition:

slightly damaged, some pages with water stains, all illustrations in good condition (please see photos)

dimensions: age: provenance:

665 x 180 x 145 mm / 26.2 x 7.0 x 5.7 in before 1927, probably late 19th / early 20th century French art market

price:

price on request

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96 Rare ivory title indicator for Burmese and Thai manuscripts, 19th century From an old German collection we offer a group of rare title indicator for Thai and Burmese manuscripts. Title indicators, usually made of palm leaf or wood, were attached to the manuscripts to indicate title and content. In Burmese they are called Gabyidan, written in Burmese Pali. The Thai title indicator are written in Khmer script. reference:

Buddhism Illuminated, The British Library 2018, page 30 and fig. 1.28 Bangkok National Museum (see photos)

provenance:

German art market

a)

dimensions:

Gabyidan (Burma). Title indicator with Burmese script, partly faded. Elegant shape. Masterfully worked with fine details. Rare excellent condition. 220 x 23 x 5 mm / 8.66 x 0.91 x 0.21 in

price:

price on request

b)

dimensions:

Large title indicator for a Thai palm-leaf manuscript. Beautiful, very detailed carved floral ornaments. Script in black ink. Remnants of red colour. Apart from minor chips on top and end very good condition. 255 x 20 x 6 mm / 10.04 x 0.79 x 0.24 in

price:

price on request

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97 Rare ivory title indicator for Thai palm-leaf manuscripts, 19th century or earlier From an old German collection we offer a group of rare title indicator for Thai and Burmese manuscripts. Title indicators, usually made of palm leaf or wood, were attached to the manuscripts to indicate title and content. In Burmese they are called gabyidan, written in Burmese Pali. The Thai title indicator are written in Khmer script. reference:

Buddhism Illuminated, The British Library 2018, page 30 and fig. 1.28 Bangkok National Museum (see photos)

provenance:

German art market

a) dimensions:

Large title indicator. Thai or Burmese. Script disappeared. Excellent condition with minor age cracks as expected. 244 x 24 x 6 mm / 9.61 x 0.94 x 0.23 in

price:

sold

b)

dimensions:

Small Thai or Burmese title indicator, script disappeared, 18th century or earlier, age-related cracks and losses of material on both sides. Detailed elaborated with impressive honey-coloured patina. 155 x 26 x 7 mm / 6.10 x 1.02 x 0.28 in

price:

price on request

c)

dimensions:

Title indicator for a Thai palm-leaf manuscript. Beautiful carved floral ornaments with rich details. Script in black ink partly faded. Apart from a few longitudinal age cracks excellent condition. 225 x 25 x 9 mm / 8.86 x 0.98 x 0.35 in

price:

price on request

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98 Rare ivory title indicator for Burmese and Thai manuscripts, 19th century reference: Buddhism Illuminated, The British Library 2018, page 30 and fig. 1.28 Bangkok National Museum (see photos) Ralph Issacs, "Sazigyo, Burmese Manuscript Binding Tapes: Woven Miniatures of Buddhist Art", Silkworm Books, 2014. p. 34, plate 16 provenance:

German art market

a)

dimensions:

Thai or Burmese, script disappeared, 19th century or earlier. Impressive honey-coloured patina. Minor age-related longitudinal cracks. Tiny chips on top and end. 216 x 26 x 6 mm / 8.50 x 1.02 x 0.24 in

price:

price on request

b)

dimensions:

Small title indicator for a Thai palm-leaf manuscript. Beautiful carved floral ornaments. Script in black ink partly faded. Minor chip on the edge. Good condition. 205 x 27 x 7 mm / 8.07 x 1.06 x 0.28 in

price:

price on request

c) dimensions:

Title indicator for a Thai palm-leaf manuscript. Beautiful carved floral ornaments. Script in black. Excellent condition. 245 x 25 x 8 mm / 9.65 x 0.98 x 0.31 in

price:

price on request

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99 Parasol, Pathein (Burma), 1st half of 20th century (please see back cover) A beautiful vintage Burmese parasol with silver handle, dyed and hand-painted fabric with flowers and scenes of rural life, main body wood, branch and supporting arms bamboo (Tharaphu). With protective cover (zinc), packed in an inner and outer cotton back. Cover with label in Burmese and English: Aya Kywai's umbrella shop (granddaughter of the famous umbrella maker U Kyauk Lone), Pathein. Even worn, it’s a beautiful rare example of a complete set with parasol and covers from Pathein. condition: small cuts, where the textile has been fixed to the branches roughly sewed, the metal tube worn, the cotton covers badly worn with major losses, paintings in good condition, fresh and with bright colours dimensions: 810 x 580 mm / 31.9 x 22.8 in reference: The New Light of Myanmar, Volume XIX, Number 204, 11 Nov 2011 price: price on request

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Burman with parasol, albumen print, before 1888

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100 Tunic (hse), Karen State (Burma), Karen men’s shirt made from two joined with multi-colour decoration in pink, red, band with multi-colour braid and lower part

1st half of 20th century parts of heavy natural undyed cotton. Edged green, blue and yellow, a center belt-shaped with supplementary red weft.

condition: dimensions:

slightly soiled, but in good overall condition 810 x 580 mm (31.9 x 22.8 in)

reference:

Alexandra Green, Eclectic Collection, Art from Burma in the Denison Museum, University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, 2008, fig. 2.10 Elizabeth Dell and Sandra Dudley, Textiles from Burma, Philip Wilson Publishers, London 2003, pp. 80, 81

price:

196,35 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 165 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Arts of Asia, Vol. 43 No. 3, May - June 2013 Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat, Beauty and the Beast - Animal-shaped Weights of Burma condition: new price: 23 Euro (incl. 7 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) Arts of Asia, Vol. 12 No. 1, January - February 1982 Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese “Opium� Weights condition: used but good price: 43 Euro (incl. 7 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle Thames and Hudson, London 1984 condition: used library book price: 30 Euro (incl. 7 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Sources and recommended further readings: Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat Beauty and the Beast - Animal-shaped Weights of Burma Arts of Asia, Vol. 43 No. 3, May - June 2013 U Than Htun (Dedaye) Lacquerware Journeys River Books 2013 Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton Vision from the Golden Land British Museum Press 2000 Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997 Paul and Elain Lewis Peoples of the Golden Triangle Thames and Hudson, London 1984 San San May and Jana Igunma, Buddhism Illuminated, Manuscript Art from Southeast Asia The British Library 2018

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(2) Maßgeblich sind ausschließlich die auf Anfrage dem Kunden per Email mitgeteilten Preise. Die in der Internetpräsentation bzw. im pdf-Katalog im Übrigen enthaltenen Angaben, insbesondere Preise, enthalten kein verbindliches Angebot und sind freibleibend. Irrtümer auf voran geschalteten Website oder abweichende Preisangaben auf Websites Dritter haben keine Verbindlichkeit im Verhältnis der Vertragsparteien. (3) Alle angegebenen Preise verstehen sich in Euro zzgl. der jeweils geltenden gesetzlichen Mehrwertsteuer. Diese wird in der Rechnung separat ausgewiesen. (4) Die Kosten für Lieferung und Verpackung trägt der Kunde. Die Art der Lieferung wählt der Kunde. Äußert sich der Kunde nicht zur Art der Lieferung, wählt der Anbieter die für ihn günstigste Versandvariante. (5) Bei Lieferungen in Länder außerhalb der Europäischen Union können zusätzliche Kosten für anfallende weitere Steuern und Zölle entstehen, auf die der Anbieter keinen Einfluss hat. Diese Kosten werden in vollem Umfang vom Kunden getragen. Zahlung (1) Der Kunde wählt bei Abgabe seiner Bestellung unter mehreren durch den Anbieter vorgegebenen Zahlungsweisen die gewünschte aus. Zahlungen gelten ungeachtet der gewählten Zahlungsweise erst dann als geleistet, wenn der Anbieter uneingeschränkt über den Betrag verfügen kann. (2) Der Kaufpreis ist sofort ohne Abzug fällig. (3) Der Kunde ist vorleistungspflichtig. (4) Der Kunde kommt ohne weitere Erklärung seitens des Anbieters 14 Tage nach Lieferung der Ware in Verzug, soweit er nicht bezahlt hat. Die Verzugsfolgen richten sich nach den gesetzlichen Bestimmungen. Vorbehalt bei Nichtverfügbarkeit Der Anbieter sichert nicht zu, dass die Website bzw. der pdf-Katalog stets aktuell und die dargestellte Ware noch verfügbar ist. Eigentumsvorbehalt Die gelieferte Ware verbleibt bis zur vollständigen Bezahlung im Eigentum des Anbieters. Fälligkeit Die Zahlung des Kaufpreises ist mit Vertragsschluss fällig. Gewährleistung (1) Die Gewährleistungsrechte des Kunden richten sich nach den allgemeinen gesetzlichen Vorschriften, soweit nachfolgend nichts anderes bestimmt ist. Für Schadensersatzansprüche des Kunden gegenüber dem Anbieter gilt die Regelung in § 6 dieser AGB. (2) Die Verjährungsfrist für Gewährleistungsansprüche des Kunden beträgt bei Verbrauchern bei neu hergestellten Sachen 2 Jahre, bei gebrauchten Sachen 1 Jahr. Gegenüber Unternehmern beträgt die Verjährungsfrist bei neu hergestellten Sachen und bei gebrauchten Sachen 1 Jahr. Die vorstehende Verkürzung der Verjährungsfristen gilt nicht für Schadensersatzansprüche des Kunden aufgrund einer Verletzung des Lebens, des Körpers, der Gesundheit sowie für Schadensersatzansprüche aufgrund einer Verletzung wesentlicher Vertragspflichten. Wesent-

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(3) § 10 (1)

(2)

(3) § 11

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(2)

liche Vertragspflichten sind solche, deren Erfüllung zur Erreichung des Ziels des Vertrags notwendig ist, z.B. hat der Anbieter dem Kunden die Sache frei von Sach- und Rechtsmängeln zu übergeben und das Eigentum an ihr zu verschaffen. Die vorstehende Verkürzung der Verjährungsfristen gilt ebenfalls nicht für Schadensersatzansprüche, die auf einer vorsätzlichen oder grob fahrlässigen Pflichtverletzung des Anbieters, seiner gesetzlichen Vertreter oder Erfüllungsgehilfen beruhen. Gegenüber Unternehmern ebenfalls ausgenommen von der Verkürzung der Verjährungsfristen ist der Rückgriffsanspruch nach § 478 BGB. Eine Garantie wird von dem Anbieter nicht erklärt. Haftungsausschluss Schadensersatzansprüche des Kunden sind ausgeschlossen, soweit nachfolgend nichts anderes bestimmt ist. Der vorstehende Haftungsausschluss gilt auch zugunsten der gesetzlichen Vertreter und Erfüllungsgehilfen des Anbieters, sofern der Kunde Ansprüche gegen diese geltend macht. Von dem unter Ziffer 1 bestimmten Haftungsausschluss ausgenommen sind Schadensersatzansprüche aufgrund einer Verletzung des Lebens, des Körpers, der Gesundheit und Schadensersatzansprüche aus der Verletzung wesentlicher Vertragspflichten. Wesentliche Vertragspflichten sind solche, deren Erfüllung zur Erreichung des Ziels des Vertrags notwendig ist, z.B. hat der Anbieter dem Kunden die Sache frei von Sach- und Rechtsmängeln zu übergeben und das Eigentum an ihr zu verschaffen. Von dem Haftungsausschluss ebenfalls ausgenommen ist die Haftung für Schäden, die auf einer vorsätzlichen oder grob fahrlässigen Pflichtverletzung des Anbieters, seiner gesetzlichen Vertreter oder Erfüllungsgehilfen beruhen. Vorschriften des Produkthaftungsgesetzes (ProdHaftG) bleiben unberührt. Abtretungs- und Verpfändungsverbot Die Abtretung oder Verpfändung von dem Kunden gegenüber dem Anbieter zustehenden Ansprüchen oder Rechten ist ohne Zustimmung des Anbieters ausgeschlossen, sofern der Kunde nicht ein berechtigtes Interesse an der Abtretung oder Verpfändung nachweist. Aufrechnung Ein Aufrechnungsrecht des Kunden besteht nur, wenn seine zur Aufrechnung gestellte Forderung rechtskräftig festgestellt wurde oder unbestritten ist. Rechtswahl & Gerichtsstand Auf die vertraglichen Beziehungen zwischen dem Anbieter und dem Kunden findet das Recht der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Anwendung. Von dieser Rechtswahl ausgenommen sind die zwingenden Verbraucherschutzvorschriften des Landes, in dem der Kunde seinen gewöhnlichen Aufenthalt hat. Die Anwendung des UN-Kaufrechts ist ausgeschlossen. Gerichtsstand für alle Streitigkeiten aus dem Vertragsverhältnis zwischen dem Kunden und dem Anbieter ist der Sitz des Anbieters,

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sofern es sich bei dem Kunden um einen Kaufmann, eine juristische Person des öffentlichen Rechts oder ein öffentlich-rechtliches Sondervermögen handelt. Salvatorische Klausel Sollte eine Bestimmung dieser Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen unwirksam sein, wird davon die Wirksamkeit der übrigen Bestimmungen nicht berührt.

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asiatische Kunst. Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen-Bredeney Germany phone: +49 (0) 176 38516147 email: gallery@opiumgewichte.com Inhaber: Dipl.-Ing. Michael Herrfurth Quelle: www.kluge-seminare.de (z.T. geändert und ergänzt)


Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

www.opiumgewichte.com Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen (Germany) phone: +49 (0) 176 385 16147 email: gallery@opiumgewichte.com

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Galerie Michael Herrfurth - Burmese Weights & Asian Art. www.opiumgewichte.com

Christmas Special 2019 - catalogue no. 25  

Galerie Michael Herrfurth - Burmese Weights & Asian Art. www.opiumgewichte.com

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