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Christmas Special Asian Art & Burmese Weights Catalogue no. 27 - December 2020

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.


Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.


Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

Christmas Special Asian Art & Burmese Weights Catalogue no. 27 - December 2020 Offers are valid: 19 December 2020 - 31 January 2021

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 2020 text & photos Galerie Michael Herrfurth Front cover: Limebox, brass, catalogue no. 21 Offering stand (kalat), catalogue no. 8 Small silver bowl, catalogue no. 31 Crowned Buddha Jambupati, catalogue no. 5 Left: Hintha 3A2 , 1 viss, catalogue no. 51 Next pages: Rare lacquerware box (khun it), catalogue no. 10 Buddha, bronze, Laos, catalogue no. 1 Back cover: th Indian miniature painting, Rajasthan, 19 century


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


Christmas Special 2020 Contents

object no.

Foreword I Buddha Statues II Lacquerware

1-6 7 - 13

III Tattoo Tools & Bronze Objects

14 - 27

IV Silver Jewellery

28 - 44

V Manuscripts

45 - 47

VI Burmese Weights

48 - 73

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

Important information Please consider that the photos were made under artificial lighting, so that the colours of the illustrations do not always correspond exactly to the originals. Packaging, handling, shipping and customs fee are not included. Please pay attention to customs and tax regulations in your country. Please note that all prices are quoted inclusive German VAT (16 %). Most likely from 1 January 2021 on, the tax (VAT) for your purchases added to the buying price will be increased again to 19 %. Where indicated, for export outside European Union prices can be reduced by 16 % VAT. * 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.


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


Foreword

Christmas Special 2020 Dear friends and collectors, Late this year but yet a few days before Christmas: our Christmas Special 2020! With almost 90 objects the present catalogue contains a wide range of arts and antiques from Burma, Laos and Thailand. Beside rare and beautiful Burmese weights, which conclude the catalogue, we offer right on the first pages impressive antique Buddha statues from Burma, Laos and Thailand, made of bronze, wood and lacquer. A few early pieces of Burmese lacquerware from Bagan and the Shan states follow in the second section. In sections III and IV we offer various attractive bronze objects as well as superb silver jewellery from Burma, Laos and the Golden Triangle. From our manuscript collection we added in part V two old Sinhalese palm leaf manuscripts as well as three Zata horoscopes from Burma. The last part of the catalogue belongs to the weights. Also this year we were very lucky and got a few exceptional rare weights of the Burmese empires and the Shan states. If you are looking for an item, which has been already sold, please send us your inquiry by e-mail. Possibly we have similar objects in stock. For our entire world 2020 was not a year like any other. Therefore, especially this time, we are sending our sincere thanks to all our friends and customers for your interest in our gallery and your continued support that made, beside of all the difficulties, also this year a successful one. Please enjoy our Christmas Special. Wishing all of you a peaceful Christmas season and health and happiness throughout the coming year, Michael Herrfurth


1 Seated Buddha, bronze, Laos, first period before 1778 With downcast eyes the Buddha is seated on a plain, undecorated pedestal, in padmasana, depicting the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsa mudra). The radiance is missing. At the center of the right foot sole the dharmacakra (dharma wheel) is still partly visible (see opposite page). Please note the remarkable long left hand with extended finger tips. Some damages to the lower edge of the pedestal, otherwise good condition. Natural dark patina. weight: dimensions:

0,6 kg 157 x 105 x 55 mm / 6.18 x 4.13 x 2.16 in

reference:

Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, pp. 128, 204 top right

provenance:

European art market

price:

sold

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Seated Buddha, 2nd to 3rd Ava period (Burma), 17th / 18th century

Bronze, completely covered with glossy, thick black lacquer, richly gilded with the typical warm colour of Burmese gold, traces of red lacquer on the rim of the base. The two lateral loops installed left and right on the base were applied for the placement of a pair of devotees (missing). height: width:

173 mm / 6.81 in 86 mm / 3.39 in

price:

986 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 850 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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A large seated Buddha, lacquered wood, 24 ct. gilded, Amarapura period (Burma), 18th - 19th century

The Buddha is seated on a high, multi-tiered throne in padmasana, depicting the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsa mudra). His face with serene expression, downcast eyes and a beautiful smile, which can be seen often at Shan Buddha statues, is typical for Buddha images of the 2nd and 3rd Ava period. The statue is richly decorated and 24 ct. gilded over black shining lacquer. Probably the original flame is missing and has been replaced by a later one. Otherwise the Buddha image is in rare excellent condition with some rubbing to lacquer and gold. weight: dimensions:

6,7 kg 670 x 290 x 225 mm / 26.38 x 11.42 x 8.86 in

reference:

Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P. 87, P. 89, P. 10

provenance:

private collection Austria, Austrian Christmas Special 2020Art market

price:

2’450 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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A bronze figure of a reclining Buddha in Parinirvana, probably Ayutthaya kingdom (Thailand), around 1700

The Buddha Shakyamuni rests on a rectangular high, discreet decorated base, with the head propped up on a triple, the feet on a double cushion. His right hand is placed under his head, a more rare position (usually the right arm supports the head), while the left arm rests on his side with an elegantly long curved hand. With closed eyes, the Buddha entered already Nirvana. The head with small curls surmounted by a flaming ushnisha. The tip of the flame with chip. weight: dimensions:

0,659 kg 155 x 70 x 80 mm / 6.10 x 2.76 x 3.15 in

provenance:

art market Switzerland, with an old collection label ("20") under the base.

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Large seated crowned Buddha Jambupati, dry-lacquer, gold leaf, Burma, 19th century with dated donor’s inscription 1247 Myanmar Era (ME) = 1885 AD

This hollow dry-lacquer sculpture of a crowned, bejeweled Buddha in royal attire (Buddha Jambupati) is gilded and richly decorated with coloured glass spangles. Very tall and elegant, the Buddha is depicted as a king, wearing the royal costume with the winged elements as well as the crossing bands over the chest (salwe) as royal insignia. The Buddha is seated with the right hand in bumisparsa mudra, holding a decorated prop between thumb and fingers in the left hand. The Burmese inscription on the tiered pedestal can be translated as: 12th waning day of Thadingyut in 1247, the donor family of U Kaung and Ma Mae Ku express their wishes to enter Nirvana. This statue of the Buddha was donated during the last days of the Konbaung dynasty in November 1885. condition: weight: dimensions:

Excellent! 1,9 kg 770 x 390 x 300 mm / 30.32 x 15.35 x 11.81 in

reference:

EMERALD CITIES ARTS OF SIAM AND BURMA, 1775-1950, Forrest McGill, Asian Art Museum San Francisco 2009, p. 106 Vision from the Golden Land, Burma and the art of lacquer, Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, The Trustees of the British Museum 2000, pp. 126, 127 and 132

provenance:

European art market

price:

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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: height:

1,3 kg 240 x 120 x 80 mm / 9.45 x 4.72 x 3.15 in

reference:

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

price:

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Offering bowl, hsun ok, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century

This offering bowl, used to present gifts to monasteries or pagodas, is finely crafted and an excellent example for this type of hsun ok. Around the waist of the stem one find various bands of simulated little wooden pillars. This hsun ok is in rare good condition with brilliant red lacquer. height: diameter:

660 mm / 25.98 in 360 mm / 14.17 in

reference:

Catherine Raymond, U Than Htun, Ralph Isaacs, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Laque & Or De Birmanie, Silvana Editoriale, Milano 2011, pp. 136 137

price:

970* Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Open offering stand (kalat or daunglan khewelan), Inle Lake, Shan states (Burma), late 19th / early 20th century

With beautiful shining bright red lacquer, this is an elegant designed open type of hsun ok with tall stand from Inle Lake. The red lacquered tray stands on a row of splints on a fine crafted multi-tiered foot ring. There are some cracks and rubbing to the lacquer, but the stand is in good overall condition. height: diameter:

270 mm / 10.63 in 390 mm / 15.35 in

reference:

U Than Htun (Dedaye) Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 218

price:

450* Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Lacquered wooden offering stand, Bagan (Burma), early 20th century

This small offering stand with a flat lid is made of lacquered wood and has been used in private homes to present candies or betel to guests. Some wear and tear from use, rubbing to the lacquer and a few small chips. height: diameter:

360 mm / 14.17 in 195 mm / 7.68 in

price:

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Betel box, khun it, probably Bagan or Shan states (Burma), late 19th century

This khun it in yellow, red and gold is extremely rare. No example in the literature has been found yet, except one similar box as mentioned below. As few repairs show that the box had a special importance to the owner. There are a few chips, cracks, repairs, repaints. Obviously the box has been used over a long period. reference:

Catherine Raymond, U Than Htun, Ralph Isaacs, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Laque & Or De Birmanie, Silvana Editoriale, Milano 2011, p. 179

height: diameter:

104 mm / 4.09 in 120 mm / 4.72 in

price:

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Qur’an stand (rehal), wood carving, Rangoon (Burma), early 20th century

From Burma we have an X-shaped foldable book rest, used for placing the Qur’an during recitation. The folk art stand is made of red lacquered wood, carved with openwork interlacing foliage. The stand is in good condition with some loss of lacquer here and there and signs of age and use. dimensions:

360 x 200 mm / 14.17 x 7.87 in (h x l unfolded)

price:

sold

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Large round lidded wooden box, China, 20th century

The box is lacquered red, painted in black and gold with a peacock and a rabbit, flowers and geometric ornaments. Both, the lid as well as the box, bearing two old inscriptions inside, overpainted and barely recognisable, and a new inscription in red. Good condition overall with some loss of lacquer here and there. height: diameter:

180 mm / 7.09 in 355 mm / 13.98 in

price:

240 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Buddhist processional fans (Burma), 19th / early 20th century

Rare original pair of Buddhist processional fans made of gold lacquered metal sheet with repoussĂŠ decoration of vegetal scrolls and embellished with inlays and cabochons in coloured glass. The junction with the stick is decorated with stylized dragon heads. Remarkable good condition with only minor wear, small cracks to the lacquer and loss of glass inlays. reference:

Silvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, White Orchid Books, Bangkok 2000, p. 133

diameter:

305 mm / 12.01 in

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Medium size elephant bell, Shan states (Burma), late 19th / early 20th century

A polychrome wooden frame tied with tendons and hide supports a black coated antique bronze elephant bell. The bell comes with the original cloth bound clapper. Good condition with wear and tear from use. dimensions:

270 x 260 x 95 mm / 10.63 x 10.24 x 3.74 in (wooden frame) 210 x 137 x 95 mm / 8.23 x 5.39 x 3.74 in (bell)

price:

420 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Miniature bronze figurine of a Beelu, Burma, 19th century or earlier

A hollow open work figurine, probably represents a seated Beelu or another mythological creature, with fangs, clubs in both hands, similar to the Beelu figurines on the top of tattoo weights. weight: height: diameter:

19 g 34 mm / 1.34 in 19 mm / 0.75 in

price:

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Tattoo weight, Burma, 19th century

This crowned Beelu image, made of bronze, holds two clubs in his hands. The kneeling figurine is cast with a wide space between arms and torso. The crown has been formed with 3 cylindrical discs of decreasing size to the top. The tattoo weight has a smooth surface with rich dark brownish patina. weight: height:

86 grams 113 mm / 4.45 in

reference:

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

price:

sold

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17 Tattoo needle, bronze, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century From an old collection we acquired these rare, heavy foldable tattoo needles in excellent condition and quality with remnants of ink between the blades and only minor wear. Here we have a tattoo needle with four blades in perfect condition. weight: height:

75 grams 176 mm / 6.93 in

price:

290 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 250 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

(without stand)

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18 Tattoo needle, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century Also from the above mentioned collection we offer a more rare tattoo needle with six blades, remnants of ink and a beautiful worn bamboo cover to protect the sharp tips of the blades. weight: height:

108 grams 174 mm / 6.85 in

price:

sold

(incl. custom-made stand)

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Tattoo needle, Burma, probably first half of the 20th century

Another tattoo needle with six blades. A few minor chipping to the upper ends of the blades. weight: height:

112 grams 176 mm / 6.93 in

price:

295,80 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 255 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

(without stand)

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20 Tattoo needle, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century Here we have the best and most rare tattoo needle from the old collection with 7 blades, remnants of black ink, a reservoir between the outer and the first inner blades holding the ink and a carved bamboo cover with beautiful patina. weight: height:

112 grams 175 mm / 6.89 in

price:

493 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 425 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

(incl. custom-made stand)

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A fine old brass limebox, Shan states (Burma), late 19th century

This limebox shows finely executed foliate and floral decoration. There is an inscription on the bottom (indecipherable). Traces of lime still remained inside the box. With a few small dents and scratches the box is still in good condition. weight:

162 grams

dimensions:

66 x 42 x 50 mm / 2.60 x 1.65 x 1.97 in

price:

sold

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A simple brass limebox, Burma, 1st half of the 20th century (colonial time)

A plain brass limebox with remnants of lime. A fish, foliage and various inscription on the bottom makes this limebox an interesting piece. Good condition with traces of age and wear. weight: dimensions:

91 grams 57 x 35 x 39 mm / 2.2 x 1.4 x 1.5 in

price:

sold

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Bronze lime pot and antique opium spoon, 19th century

This beautiful small bronze vessel shows remnants of lime and is in good condition with greenish bronze patina and only minor wear. The spoon, made of copper-red bronze, was used to take the opium from its box and measures the dose. a) bronze lime pot weight: 98 grams price:

max. diameter: 51 mm / 2.01 in

height: 46 mm / 1.81 in

98,60 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 85 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

b) bronze opium spoon length: 118 mm / 4.6 in price:

87 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 75 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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A brass betel lime mortar with steel pestle, Shan states (Burma), c. 1900

A good example of a complete original mortar set (betel nut grinder) used in the preparation of betel nut chewing. The top of the pestle with a smooth surface bears a symbolized brass flower. Very good condition with signs of wear consistent with age and use. Natural grown patina. weight: height (mortar): height (pestle):

168 grams (incl. pestle) 68 mm / 2.68 in 101 mm / 3.98 in

reference:

U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys River Books 2013, p. 23, fig. 19

price:

sold

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A larger brass betel lime mortar with steel pestle, Shan states (Burma), c. 1900

A larger example of a complete original mortar set (betel nut grinder). The top of the pestle also bears a flower decoration. Both tools are in good condition with traces of wear consistent with age and use. With natural grown patina. weight: height (mortar): height (pestle):

285 grams (incl. pestle) 84 mm / 3.31 in 110 mm / 4.33 in

reference:

U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys River Books 2013, p. 23, fig. 19

price:

255,20 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 220 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Antique bronze bangle, probably worn by the Naga, northeastern India / northwestern Burma, 19th century or earlier

This closed bronze bangle, made of “magic alloy�, shows beautiful age-related wear, leaving a smooth surface. Most likely Naga people worn this type of bracelets in rituals based on superstition. The original dot decoration is partly worn off. The bangle is in good condition with rich dark patina. weight: outer diameter: inner diameter:

83 grams 73 mm / 2.87 in 62 mm / 2.44 in

price:

139,20 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 120 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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A Kyeezee (Kyizi) temple gong, Burma, first half 20th century

A triangular gong, made of bell metal, for religious use with bright, clear, long-lasting sound. Good conditions with signs of wear and chips to the lower points, where the gong is struck with a hammer to generate the sound. weight: dimensions:

383 grams 162 x 96 mm / 6.38 x 3.78 in

reference:

Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000, p. 164

price:

sold

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A large hollow silver bracelet, worn by Lahu and Akha, early 20th century

A fine hollow tribal bracelet from an old Swiss collection. Natural lustrous silver patina. Silver pebbles rattle inside the bracelet for religious / superstitious purposes. The bracelet is in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. weight: 104 grams max. outer diameter: 99 mm / 2.83 in max. inner diameter: 56 mm / 1.77 in provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s in Thailand

reference:

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

price:

220 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Two pairs of antique silver ear plugs, hill tribes, eastern Burma / Golden Triangle, early 20th century

Two pairs of ear plugs, made of high-grade silver, worn by the Karen. Both pairs are in good condition with only minor traces of wear. a) pair left weight: price:

b) pair right weight:

7,3 grams

dimensions:

10 to 11 x 18 mm / 0.39 to 0.43 x 0.71 in

156,60 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 135 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

16,3 grams

dimensions:

20 x 27 mm / 0.8 x 1.1 in

price:

168,20 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 145 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 61

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A pair of hollow silver bracelets, Golden Triangle, early 20th century

Here we have a rare original pair of hollow silver bracelets from the Golden Triangle with rich geometric decoration. The bracelets are made of high-grade silver and were worn by Akha. Both bracelets are in good condition with only minor signs of wear. One bracelet with dents. bracelet 1 weight: 29 grams max outer diameter: 63 mm / 2.48 in max inner diameter: 48 mm / 1.89 in

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bracelet 2 weight: 31 grams max outer diameter: 62 mm / 2.44 in max inner diameter: 48 mm / 1.89 in reference:

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

price for the pair:

290 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 250 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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A small fine silver repoussĂŠ bowl, Shan (Burma), late 19th / early 20th century

The decoration of this silver bowl is finely executed in repoussĂŠ in high old quality, showing traditional floral and foliate motifs. The bowl is in very good condition with only minor traces of age and wear. weight: height: diameter:

32 grams 37 mm / 1.46 in 56 mm / 2.20 in

price:

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A rare rectangular silver limebox, Burma, late 19th century

A small limebox in this quality is a rare find. The decoration is finely elaborated in high old quality, showing traditional floral and foliate motifs framed by geometric pattern. An inscription on the bottom of the box we couldn’t translate, unfortunately. The box is still in good condition with some wear and signs of age and use. weight: dimensions:

91 grams 57 x 41 x 35 mm / 2.24 x 1.61 x 1.38 in

price:

sold

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Antique dragon head bracelet, solid silver, Golden Triangle, 19th century

Shaman dragon head bracelets were worn by Lahu, Akha and Lisu men of the Golden triangle. This heavy antique bracelet is made of solid, high grade silver, has a smooth surface and shows old cuts and wear. Here we offer an impressive collector’s object. weight: 151 g max. outer diameter: 96 mm / 3.78 in min. inner diameter: 63 mm / 2.48 in reference:

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

price:

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Antique Kachin / Shan silver bracelet, Burma, 19th / early 20th century

A rare beautiful example of an antique Kachin bracelet. Finely and detailed crafted filigree work with various silver bands of ornamental decoration. Very good condition with only minor traces of age and wear. weight: height: min. outer diameter: min. inner diameter:

159 g 76 mm / 2.99 in 78 mm / 3.07 in 60 mm / 2.36 in

reference:

Museum of fine arts Boston, John Gutmann, gelatin silver print from 1945 (At a Tribal Festival Kachin Girls Wearing Silver Jewellry as a Display of Wealth.) Shans at Home, Mrs. Leslie Milne, John Murray, London 1910 (photographs pp. 68, 104, 122, 134 – please see next page)

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

price:

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Antique Kachin silver bracelet, Burma, 19th century

An old Shan bracelet with smooth surface, embellished by geometrical ornaments. Made of high-grade silver. Good condition with all signs of age and wear. weight: height: min. outer diameter: min. inner diameter:

70 grams 34 mm / 1.34 in 70 mm / 2.76 in 62 mm / 2.44 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

price:

sold

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A pair of solid silver bracelet, Golden Triangle, early 20th century

These expandable solid silver bracelets were mainly worn by Wa/Lawa people. Here we offer a beautiful original pair with almost identical weight and size. Very good condition. weight: max. outer diameter: max. outer diameter:

65 grams / 64 grams 69 mm / 2.72 in 55 mm / 2.17 in

reference:

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

price:

290 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 250 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Two silver bangles, Golden Triangle, early 20th century / 1st half 20th century

Flat silver bangles with engraved design, mainly worn by Lahu, Akha and Lisu women. The ornaments are partly faded, but mostly well visible. reference:

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

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

a) (left) A smoothly worn, small but quite heavy bracelet with nice patina and “silky� feeling. weight:

62 grams

max outer diameter: 51 mm / 2.00 in (children’s size!) max inner diameter: 48 mm / 1.89 in price:

sold

b) (right) A large, wide silver bangle. weight:

66 grams

max outer diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in max inner diameter: 57 mm / 2.24 in price:

125 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Large silver betel / tobacco box, Inle Lake, Shan states (Burma), 20th century

Ornamented Shan betel box with eight rectangles, embellished with zodiac signs, floral and geometric patterns. Another animal (a lizard or chameleon) is depicted on the top of the lid. At the bottom a large engraving of the maker's “signature�: a fish with turned head. condition:

wear and tear from daily use, small dents and dents on the lower rim

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 66 Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, Riverbooks 2013, p. 241, fig. 594

weight: height: diameter:

256 grams 95 mm / 3.74 in 110 mm / 4.33 in

price:

245 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Limebox, silver, Shan (Burma), dated 1284 Myanmar Era (ME) = 1922 AD

Oval limebox with a running dragon on top, the zodiac animals of the 8 days of the Burmese week on the sides. Various inscriptions are chased into the bottom with floral design. Very good condition with only minor traces of age and wear. weight: dimensions:

101 grams 74 x 44 x 62 mm / 2.91 x 1.73 x 2.44 in

price:

sold

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A pair of limeboxes (hton bu), silver, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century

Two beautiful, good old limeboxes, made of high-grade silver. “Heavy quality�. Each Lid is decorated with floral pattern. The bottom is marked with small makers signs. Both in good condition. The smaller box with some wear from use. Both with residues of lime. a) weight: dimensions: price:

95 grams 60 x 29 x 52 mm / 2.36 x 1.14 x 2.05 in 168,20 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 145 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

b) weight: dimensions:

102 g 65 x 32 x 58 mm / 2.56 x 1.26 x 2.28 in

price:

sold

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Fine rare silver tobacco pipe from the Lawa people of the Golden Triangle, early 20th century

Antique curved silver pipe with beautiful elaborated silver band and wire decoration. Made of high grade silver. Used, worn, but good condition overall. weight: length: max. diameter of the bowl:

66 g 185 mm / 7.28 in

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 66

price:

sold

28 mm / 1.1 in

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Flat plain silver neck ring, Akha, Golden Triangle, late 19th / early 20th century

Flat plain neck bands are worn by Akha woman of the Golden Triangle. This neck band is worn with some scratches, but in good condition overall. weight: inner diameter: max. band width:

48 g 110 mm / 4.33 in 26 mm / 1.02 in

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 48

provenance:

private London collection, acquired in the 1970s / 1980s in Laos

price:

sold

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Small hollow torque for children, Hmong and Mien, Golden Triangle, early 20 th century

A hollow single silver neck ring, made of high grade silver. Here we offer a neck ring for children, as displayed in the below mentioned reference book (p. 31). Apart from a few small dents the torque is in very good condition. weight: inner diameter: max. ring width:

66 g 80 mm / 3.15 in 20 mm / 0.79 in

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, pp. 31, 56

provenance:

private London collection, acquired in the 1970s / 1980s in Laos

price:

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Single solid silver neck ring, Laos, 20th century

A thin silver neck ring, worn by Hmong, Mien, Lahu and Akha (Golden Triangle, Laos and Yunnan). size: weight:

ca. 150 mm diameter (variable) 50 g

marked:

“925�

price:

sold

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Palm leaf manuscript with wooden covers, Sri Lanka / Ceylon, 19th century

A Sinhalese palm leaf manuscript with ca. 49 folios, each with only 4 lines of script. According to the “Catalogue of the Sinhalese Manuscripts in the British Museum”* manuscripts about “Demonology and Local Cults” contains 4 lines of script. Other manuscripts usually have about 5 to 10 lines or more. Two wooden covers with beautiful dark shining patina.

* By Don Martino De Zilva Wickremasinghe, British Museum, London 1900 dimensions folios: dimensions cover:

450 x 47 mm / 17.72 x 1.85 in 445 x 51 mm / 17.52 x 2.01 in

provenance:

art market Germany

price:

394,40 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping 340 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Palm leaf manuscript with wooden covers, Sri Lanka / Ceylon, 19th century

A Sinhalese palm leaf manuscript with ca. 103 folios. The first part with diagrams and various calculations, each folio with 4 to 6 lines of script. One folio with an inscribed religious painting of goddess Durga, riding on a lion, and followers. Other folios of the main part contain 6 to 9 lines of script. A few pages with cord book marks. Two wooden covers with beautiful dark patina. dimensions folios: dimensions cover:

255 x 49 mm / 10.04 x 1,93 in 263 x 50 mm / 10.35 x 1.97 in

provenance:

art market Germany

price:

417,60 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 360 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Three Burmese horoscopes “Zata / Za-Da� on palm leaf, Burma, 1847 - 1902

Zata horoscopes are tightly sewn palm leaf packages, inscribed with a metal stylus on both sides. Soon after a child was born, the parents engaged an astrologer to predict its future and record the information on the zata. The front leaf shows astrological diagrams and various calculations regarding time and date of birth. Name and date of birth inscribed on the other side. Here we offer three beautifully engraved and ornamented zata horoscopes with fine patina. a) length:

dated 1209 ME (1847 AD), some chipping to the edges ca. 245 mm / 9.65 in width: 56 mm / 2.2 in

provenance:

private collection Germany, acquired in the 1970s / 1980s

price:

140 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) length:

dated 1251 ME (1889 AD), excellent condition ca. 229 mm / 9.02 in width: 60 mm / 2.36 in

provenance:

private collection Germany, acquired in the 1970s / 1980s

price:

170 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c) length: provenance:

dated 1264 ME (1902 AD), very good condition ca. 225 mm / 8.86 in width: 51 mm / 2.01 in private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

price:

120 Euro* (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

reference:

U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 239, fig. 588/589

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Hintha 2A, 20 tical catalogue no. 58

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Toe 1C, 20 tical catalogue no. 66

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Hintha 3B-style sliding weight, probably Shan states (Burma), 19th century

This is a unique treasure in the style of a Hintha 3B with protruding eyes, most likely used as a sliding weight. Almost hidden there is a fine discreet wing and neck decoration. A special tail / handle extension makes it more attractive. The unusual flat beak is remarkable long. The octagonal base is without any decoration. The weight is in very good condition with rich natural patina. Readjusted with lead, filled between body and base. weight: height:

100 tical / 1 viss (1’637 grams) 128 mm / 5.04 in

provenance:

private collection Germany, acquired in the 1980s

price:

sold

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Rare Hintha weight, Mon state (Burma), dated 1257 ME / 1895 AD

We are pleased to offer this extraordinary rare and attractive 1 viss weight from the Mon state of Burma as a highlight of our 2020 Christmas catalogue. Only a very few Mon weights crossed our way. But this is our first 1 viss weight at all. The typical Mon Hintha bird with forward stretched head is sitting on a heptagonal base, which is dated 1257 ME. The weight bears the owner’s name in front of the base (Nan OO or Hein OO). Our Mon weight is in excellent condition with beautiful wear, smooth surface from use over the decades and rich natural patina. weight: height:

100 tical / 1 viss (1’692 grams) 137 mm / 5.39 in

provenance:

art market Germany

price:

sold

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Hintha 3A1, circa 1820

This attractive H3A1 weight with the double row of neck feathers has a smooth surface with rich natural patina. Four rays of the precise stamped 6 ray star mark base front right are still well visible. Beside the verification mark the base shows two scratched crosses left and right on the base as owner’s marks. The right eye shows probably a casting defect or a damage from use. Otherwise the weight is in good condition with typical signs of use. weight: height:

100 tical / 1 viss (1’607 grams) 113 mm / 4.45 in

provenance:

art market Germany

price:

sold

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Hintha 3A2, circa 1820

A finely elaborated Hintha A2 bird weight with the bird verification mark on the base front right. The eyes are decorated with eyebrows, the extended wing feathers, end of the tail and base are beautiful designed. With rich dark patina and traces of black coating the H3A2 weight is a rare good collectible weight. weight: height: verification mark:

100 tical / 1 viss (1’628 grams) 111 mm / 4.37 in outline of a bird

provenance:

art market Germany

price:

sold

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Hintha 3B, 19th century

Here we offer a unique “master weight”. The weight is extraordinary fine crafted with remarkable details. Please note the eyebrows, the decoration on handle, wings and base. The wings show two layers of feathers in front and two in the back, the eyebrows are formed in three parts like the leaves of a blossom. Fine condition with some wear and traces of use. weight: height:

50 tical / ½ viss (811 grams) 95 mm / 3.74 in

provenance:

art market Germany

price:

sold

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Hintha 3B-style with unique wing design, Shan states (Burma), late 19th century

Here we have a finely cast Hintha bird weight from the Shan states with a polygonal base. The weight shows a very rare wing decoration with extensions in front and back of the wings. Especially the front part of the wings shows a unique design. The extremities are partly polished from use, leaving an appealing bronze patina. weight: height:

50 tical / ½ viss (812 grams) 93 mm / 3.66 in

price:

sold

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Hintha 3B-style, Shan states (Burma), late 19th / early 20th century

After the British took over Burma 1885, the Shan states continued issuing animal-shaped weights in the form of birds. These Hintha 3B-style bird weights were issued in only small numbers with a polygonal base and can be well distinguished in various details from the H3B form of the Konbaung dynasty. Good worn condition with all signs of daily use on the market. weight: height:

50 tical / ½ viss (800 grams) 94 mm / 3.70 in

price:

230 Euro* (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Karaweik 1, circa 1820

This is the only 50 tical Karaweik 1 weight we found since a long time. It’s the type with three rows of neck feather. Also Karaweik weights with two rows of neck feathers were issued. As usual the verification mark on the base front right (outline of a bird) is quite careless stamped and barely visible. The weight is in good condition with old wear and traces of use. weight: height:

50 tical / ½ viss (806 grams) 99 mm / 3.90 in

price:

sold

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Hintha 3B, 19th century

With the numbers 56 and 57 we offer two beautiful Hintha weights. Both are in good condition. Here no. 56 shows rich remnants of black coating, finely crafted feathers on wing extensions, the decoration of vertical notches around the base and 4 fine horizontal lines that are partly worn. weight: height:

50 tical / ½ viss (784 grams) 91 mm / 3.58 in

price:

sold

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Hintha 3B, 19th century

This Hintha weight is quite tall compared to no. 56. The handle is connected to the tip of the tail with an additional decorative element that is not unusual for Karaweik weights, but rarely found at Hintha 3 weights. The weight is in very good condition with some traces of age and wear. weight: height:

50 tical / ½ viss (790 grams) 96 mm / 3.78 in

price:

sold

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58 Hintha 2A, circa 1680 Here we offer an almost perfect Hintha 2A weight from the Mon state, called “Sleeping Duck�. According to the standard this weight is marked with a circular depression in front of the base. Interestingly here we find an additional dot in the center of the verification mark (please see the image below). The weight is in rare good condition with only minor traces of wear. weight: height:

20 tical (298 grams) 50 mm / 1.97 in

price:

sold

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

This Hintha 4D weight appears with fine base decoration, polished wingtips and an hexagonal base with slightly rounded edges. The curled tail nearly reached the height of the tuft. A beautiful example of this typical Shan weight. weight: height: reference:

20 tical (318 grams) 70 mm / 2.76 in Nelson Annandale, Memories of the Asiatic Society Of Bengal Miscellanea Ethnographica III, The Asiatic Society, Calcutta 1917

price:

sold

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

The Hintha stands on a high plain hexagonal base. It’s in good condition with traces of age and use. The wing tips are worn and polished, leaving a glossy bronze patina. weight: height:

20 tical (339 grams) 73 mm / 2.87 in

reference:

Nelson Annandale, Memories of the Asiatic Society Of Bengal Miscellanea Ethnographica III, The Asiatic Society, Calcutta 1917

price:

sold

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Hintha 4D, Shan states, Burma, 20th century

Our third Hintha 4D with an open mouth and only one row of neck feathers is the latest one, probably early 20th century, already made of brass. This market weight is in good worn condition. weight: height:

20 tical (330 grams) 75 mm / 2.95 in

reference:

Nelson Annandale, Memories of the Asiatic Society Of Bengal Miscellanea Ethnographica III, The Asiatic Society, Calcutta 1917

price:

sold

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Hintha 4C “Kissing Duck”, Shan states (Burma), late 19th century

Here we offer a 10 tical weight of the much sought-after Hintha 4C form, called “Kissing Duck”. This rare beauty from the Shan states with two rows of neck feathers stands on a hexagonal base with 5 horizontal lines and the 6 ray star mark front right. Our Hintha 4C has brilliant, almost black patina and is in rare excellent condition.

weight: height:

10 tical (163 grams) 53 mm / 2.09 in

reference:

Donald and Joan Gear, An Ancient bird-shaped weight system from Lan Na and Burma, Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai 2002, plate 3

price:

sold

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Hintha 3B (left), Hintha 3A2 (center), 19th century, Hintha 2A (right) 17th century

On the left we have a beautiful H3B weight with smooth surface and wonderful patina in worn condition. The half tical weight in the center appears in almost black patina with the bird mark under the base. Finally we have a tiny worn Hintha 2A weight on a tall stepped base with rich dark patina. a) weight:

worn with smooth glossy patina 2 tical (31 grams) height:

price:

29 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 25 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

b) weight:

bird mark under the base, almost black patina ½ tical (9 grams) height: 21 mm / 0.83 in

price:

29 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 25 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

c) weight:

our smallest H2A weight, worn with smooth surface and rich patina ½ tical (5,2 grams) height: 15 mm / 0.59 in

price:

29 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 25 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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28 mm / 1.10 in


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Hintha 1C (left & center), ca. 1760, Karaweik 1 (right) ca. 1820

The two Hintha 1C weights left and center are quite similar to the Karaweik right, but different in age and verification marks. All three are in good worn condition. The 1 tical H1C weight in the center is in rare good condition with an impressive glossy patina. a) weight:

dark patina with red-greenish encrustations 2 tical (32 grams) height: 29 mm / 1.14 in

price:

40,60 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 35 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

b) weight:

remnants of black lacquer, precise 9 ray star mark 1 tical (16 grams) height: 23 mm / 0.91 in

price:

sold

c) weight:

finely incised outline of a bird under the base 1 tical (16 grams) height: 21 mm / 0.83 in

price:

sold

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65

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

Our only weight from Laos is a rare damling weight with smooth surface and rich dark patina. The weight is in very good condition with only minor wear from age and use. Rare in this bigger size. weight: height: reference:

damling (122 grams) 29 mm / 1.14 in diameter: 32 mm / 1.26 in Joachim Gabel, Lao Weights and the Luang Symbol, Journal of the Siam Society 2009, Vol. 97, fig. 5

price:

179,80 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 155 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Toe 1C, circa 1680

A Toe 1C weight with 20 tical is a rare find, especially in good condition and this attractive multi-tiered base design. As typical for T1C, our lion bears a horse tail and stands on an octagonal base with a deep square depression. Eyes, horns, ears as well as the decoration lines are in very good condition. Only the tip of the tail is worn off. The weight has been readjusted with lead that fills completely the space between body and base. Beautiful rich bronze patina. weight: height:

20 tical (311 grams) 54 mm / 2.13 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

price:

sold

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Toe 1C, circa 1680

Also our 10 tical Toe 1C with rod-shaped mouth appendage is finely crafted and in very good condition with only minor signs of age and wear. All the details are intact, even the tip of the tail that – after around 300 years – is mostly worn off (please see T1C in no. 66). The verification mark is a circle in a square depression in front of the base. It’s an unusual and rather rare verification mark in this combination. Fine natural patina. weight: height:

10 tical (145 grams) 44 mm / 1.73 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

price:

sold

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Toe 2, circa 1680

All three Toe 2 weights bear a deep square depression as verification mark in front of the base. The weights left and right got a smooth surface with rich dark patina from use over the centuries. Eyes, ears and horns are worn. The 5 tical weight (right) has been readjusted with lead that completely fills the space between body and base. Inside the square depression in front of the base seems to appear a small symbol, probably a lion (see detail below). The T2 weight in the center is still in very good condition. All the details and decoration lines are well visible.

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a) weight: height:

old wear with rich bronze patina 10 tical (144 grams) 42 mm / 1.65 in

price:

110,20 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 95 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

b) weight: height:

very good condition 5 tical (76 grams) 37 mm / 1.47 in

price:

sold

c) weight: height:

lead adjustment between body and base, special “lion� mark 5 tical (77 grams) 36 mm / 1.42 in

price:

98,60 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 85 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Chinthe 1, circa 1730

This impressive Chinthe 1 weight is finely crafted with a double forelock, detailed mouth appendage and hooves. Ears, horns, eyes and tail are intact, so that the Chinthe weight appears in excellent condition with only minor wear and signs of age and use. Detailed elaborated 20 tical C1 weights in this good condition are rare to find. weight: height:

20 tical (324 grams) 67 mm / 2.64 in

price:

sold

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Chinthe 1C, circa 1730 (previous page)

All three weights bear the 4 ray star as verification mark. The 5 tical weight shows traces of black coating. The 2 tical weight with a precise 4 ray star mark got a smooth surface with natural bronze patina from age and use. The smallest weight right is the special piece in this set with a multi-tiered base and a very rare dot-decoration on the lower edge. a) weight:

Good condition. Dark brownish patina. 5 tical (78 grams) height:

price:

46,40 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 40 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

b) weight:

Smooth surface, good condition. 2 tical (32 grams) height:

price:

46,40 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 40 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

c) weight:

Special base decoration. 1 tical (15 grams)

price:

sold

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height:

42 mm / 1.65 in

28 mm / 1.10 in

21 mm / 0.83 in

Chinthe 2A, circa 1730 (next page)

a)

The 10 tical C2A weight with an excellent dark glossy patina bears two copper inlays. The precise 9-rayed star mark is well visible as well as the horizontal decoration lines around the base. The weight is in good condition with smooth surface.

weight:

10 tical (159 grams)

price:

sold

b)

The 5 tical weight has been readjusted with lead, filled between body and base. With a rare special base decoration on upper and lower edge of the base it’s a rare collectible Chinthe weight. Good condition with brown-greenish patina.

weight:

5 tical (82 grams)

price:

sold

height:

height:

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55 mm / 1.65 in

43 mm / 1.69 in


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Toe 1D, prior to 1776

A two tical Toe 1D weight with almost black patina, smooth surface and long vertical notches around the base as a unique base decoration. Traces of black coating at the neck and tail. A verification mark under the base is not reliably recognizable. weight: height:

2 tical (30 grams) 26 mm / 1.02 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

price:

sold

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Chinthe 2B, circa 1780

Finally here we have a beautiful worn Chinthe weight with mouth appendage, smooth, golden bronze patina and a nice, remarkable base decoration. The 9-rayed star mark under the base is still well visible. weight: height: verification mark:

2 tical (31 grams) 29 mm / 1.14 in 9 ray star

price:

52,50 Euro (incl. 16 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 45 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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

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Leslie Milne, Rev. Wilbur Willis Cochrane, Shans at home John Murray, London 1910, First edition 289 pages, 6 pages historical advertisements, 1 coloured photo plate, 69 black and white photo plates, 1 map bumps to the corners, spine faded and stained, cover rubbed, good condition price: 120 Euro (incl. VAT plus packaging and shipping) R. Talbot Kelly, BURMA painted and described Adam and Charles Black, London 1905, First edition 75 colour plates from author's watercolours, two colour maps fair worn book with usual bumps on corners and ends of spine, slight foxing, faded boards price: 200 Euro (incl. 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

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gallery@opiumgewichte.com +49 (0) 176 385 14 167 +49 (0) 201 455 36 21

Revocation consequences In the event of a valid revocation, the performance delivered by either party is to be returned and the proceeds of any utilization (e.g. interest) submitted. If you cannot submit / return the received performance and benefits (e.g. utilization benefits) to us, or submit / return them only partially or in a deteriorated condition, you need to compensate us to the required extent. You must pay compensation for degraded items only insofar as the deterioration is due to handling of the items beyond testing of properties and functionality. Testing of properties and functionality is to be understood as testing and evaluation of the respective goods as is possible and common in retail shops, for instance. Items which can be dispatched in packages are to be returned at our expense and risk. Items which cannot be dispatched in packages will be fetched from your premises. Payment obligations must be fulfilled within 30 days. The time limit becomes effective on dispatch of your revocation notice or the item for you, and on its receipt for us. Essen, 13 June 2014

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Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB) §1

Geltungsbereich & Abwehrklausel (1) Für die über die Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asiatische Kunst (Online-Galerie unter www.opiumgewichte.com) begründeten Rechtsbeziehungen zwischen dem Betreiber (nachfolgend „Anbieter“) und seinen Kunden gelten ausschließlich die folgenden Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen in der jeweiligen Fassung zum Zeitpunkt der Bestellung. (2) Abweichende Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen des Kunden werden zurückgewiesen. §2 Zustandekommen des Vertrages (1) Die Präsentation der Waren in der OnlineGalerie stellt kein bindendes Angebot des Anbieters auf Abschluss eines Kaufvertrages dar. Der Kunde wird hierdurch lediglich aufgefordert, durch eine Bestellung ein Angebot abzugeben. (2) Durch das Absenden der Bestellung per Email gibt der Kunde ein verbindliches Angebot gerichtet auf den Abschluss eines Kaufvertrages über die durch ihn in der Email genannten Waren ab. Mit dem Absenden der Bestellung erkennt der Kunde auch diese Geschäftsbedingungen als für das Rechtsverhältnis mit dem Anbieter allein maßgeblich an. (3) Der Anbieter bestätigt den Eingang der Bestellung des Kunden durch Versendung einer Bestätigungs-E-Mail. Diese Bestellbestätigung stellt noch nicht die Annahme des Vertragsangebotes durch den Anbieter dar. Sie dient lediglich der Information des Kunden, dass die Bestellung beim Anbieter eingegangen ist. Die Erklärung der Annahme des Vertragsangebotes erfolgt durch die Auslieferung der Ware oder eine ausdrückliche Annahmeerklärung. §3 Leistungsbeschreibung (1) Die Beschaffenheiten der angebotenen Gegenstände werden im Einzelnen durch die Beschreibung auf der Website bzw. in einem per Download oder Email zur Verfügung gestellten Katalog im pdf-Format links oder rechts neben, unter oder über der Abbildung verbindlich und abschließend dargestellt. Sonstige öffentliche Äußerungen des Anbieters, dessen Gehilfen oder Dritter enthalten keine ergänzende oder ändernde Leistungsbeschreibung. (2) Den Parteien ist bewusst, dass es bei der Übertragung und Anzeige der Bilddateien möglicherweise zu Abweichungen zwischen dem Original und der Darstellung auf dem Monitor z.B. hinsichtlich der Farbtöne kommen kann. Eine farbgetreue Wiedergabe der zugrunde liegenden Originale ist nicht geschuldet. Geringfügige Abweichungen zwischen der Darstellung des Bildes auf den Monitor und dem Original sind vertragsgemäß. Vertraglich geschuldet wird jedoch die in der Produktbeschreibung enthaltenen Eigenschaften (z.B. Material, Alter, Herkunft) auf der Website bzw. im Katalog zum Zeitpunkt der Bestellung. §4 Preise (1) Alle Preise verstehen sich in Euro.

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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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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)


Shri Ram Darbar, Indian miniature painting. Rama and Sita with Hanuman, Krishna and Lakshmana in the background. Watercolour and gold pigments on paper. dimensions: approx. 180 x 130 mm

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

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