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Christmas Special Asian Art & Burmese Weights Catalogue no. 28 - December 2021

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.





Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.



Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

Christmas Special Asian Art & Burmese Weights Catalogue no. 28 - December 2021 Offers are valid: 04 December 2021 - 31 January 2022

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art. Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen Germany phone: + 49 176 38516147 gallery@opiumgewichte.com www.opiumgewichte.com VAT ID DE286505776 © 2021 text & photos Galerie Michael Herrfurth

Front cover: Buddha, Rattanakosin, catalogue no. 1 Chinthe with dragon handle, Arakan, catalogue no. 58 Chinthe, Arakan, catalogue no. 59 Shiva, Khmer, catalogue no. 5 opposite: Buddha, northern Thailand / Laos, catalogue no. 2


Hintha on „pumpkin“-base Lan Na, pre-1600 (catalogue no. 57)


Christmas Special 2021 Contents

object no.

Foreword I

Buddha / Religious Statues

1-5

II

Japan / China

6-9

III Betel Chewing Paraphernalia

10 - 20

IV Bronze & Brass

21 - 23

V

24 - 30

Silver Jewellery

VI Textiles & Sazigyo Ribbons

31 - 42

VII Buddhist Manuscripts

43 - 44

VIII Ivory

45 - 46

IX Burmese Lacquerware & Wood Carving

47 - 53

X

Ceramic

XI Burmese Weights

54 55 - 87

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. Where indicated, for export outside European Union prices can be reduced by 19 % VAT. * Prices marked with (*) are subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 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.


Dung-Chen (Long Trumpet) Tibet, around 1900 or earlier (catalogue no. 8)


Foreword

Christmas Special 2021 Dear friends and collectors, A difficult year draws to a close. We hope all of you are safe and well. Although international travel was almost impossible for nearly two years, we were lucky enough to acquire a few extraordinary attractive objects of Southeast Asian, especially Burmese arts and crafts from old private collections as well as from the art markets here in Europe. With around 100 selected gems, we are pleased to offer a wide range of Asian arts and antiques including religious works of art from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, betel chewing paraphernalia from Indonesia, the Philippines and India, metalwork from Nepal and India as well as silver jewellery from the Golden Triangle, textiles and lacquerware from Burma, and with around 50 pieces – last but not least – some of the most rare and attractive Burmese weights we’ve ever found. At this point we would like to draw your attention to our latest publication about the animal-shaped weights of Burma: Shan Beauties – Bird-shaped Weights of the Shan Principalities of Burma, published in Arts of Asia, Summer Issue 2021 (please see the back cover of this catalogue). Our very special thanks are due to Robin Markbreiter, publisher and editor of Arts of Asia, who encouraged us to continue our first article from 2013 with the present paper. 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. Sincere thanks to all our friends and international collectors for your confidence and continued interest in our gallery that made 2021 a successful year too. Wishing all of you a peaceful Christmas and holiday season as well as health and happiness for the New Year 2022! Please enjoy our Christmas Special. Michael


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1

Seated Buddha in the Pārileyyaka Forest, lacquered and gilded bronze, Rattanakosin (Thailand), early 19th century

A beautiful and rare larger representation of The Buddha in Pārileyyaka Forest. The Buddha, dressed in finely decorated robes, is seated on a rock with hands in his lap, right palm facing upwards. An elephant and a monkey kneel before the Buddha, with their offerings of water and a honeycomb. The base is embellished by foliage with detailed crafted leaves. Delicate and detailed crafted sculpture representing one of the eight great events of The Buddha’s earthly life. weight: dimensions:

2,7 kg 257 x 190 x 112 mm / 10.12 x 7.48 x 4.41 in

provenance:

European art market

price:

1’350 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Seated Buddha, bronze, traces of gilding, northern Thailand / Laos, 17th / 18th century

The superbly cast statue depicting Buddha Shakyamuni as a monk seated in the dhyana mudra of meditation with both hands in his lap. Impressing face with downcast eyes and high curved eyebrows. Hands with long fingers and thumbs with finger nails. Inscription engraved on the front of the base. condition:

Fine condition, traces of gilding, old natural patina.

weight: dimensions:

844 grams 177 x 132 x 86 mm / 6.97 x 5.2 x 3.39 in

price:

1’480 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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A seated Buddha, gilt and black-lacquered bronze, Chiang Saen style, Thailand, 19th century

Seated in full lotus position (the soles of the feet upturned), with his right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, the left resting on his lap. The Chiang Saen or Lan Na style Buddha images were influenced by the Khmer artists, by Sukhothai and India. The usnisha is topped with a lotus bud. condition:

gilding rubbed, minor surface encrustations with verdigris

weight: dimensions:

940 grams 215 x 165 x 103 mm / 8.46 x 6.5 x 4.06 in

reference:

National Museum Bangkok (see photo above)

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

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Seated Buddha, bronze / brass, Kandy style, Ceylon / Sri Lanka, around 1900

The Buddha is seated in half lotus position on a waisted lotus-vine pedestal, the right hand in abhaya mudra. The flaming siraspata, typical for Sri Lankan Buddha images, emerges from the head. Wheels incised on the right foot. The robe is decorated with wavy lines. condition:

Excellent!

weight: dimensions:

925 grams 155 x 115 x 75 mm / 6.1 x 4.53 x 2.95 in

provenance:

European private collection, acquired before 2007, art market, Germany

price:

1’250 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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A fine bronze figure of a standing Shiva, Khmer, Cambodia, 12th to 13th century

Standing on a small plinth, both hands, finely crafted, held forward, formerly with attributes, now missing. The deity is wearing a sampot with a fishtail-shaped panel in front. The figurine is embellished with jewellery, bracelets and anklets. The remnants of a base suggests that the figure was possibly part of a group presentation of deities. On a wooden plinth (not mounted). condition:

The right arm was broken in the elbow joint and has been restored. Otherwise overall fine good condition, superb patina.

height:

119 mm / 4.68 in (without stand)

reference:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/39097

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

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Kiseruzutsu (Pipe case and pipe), stag/deer horn, Japan, 19th century (Edo / Meiji era)

Pipe case made of stag antler, masterfully carved in shishiaibori with black lacquer. Landscape on the top and floral design finely engraved. An elegant simple bamboo pipe with mouthpiece and pipe bowl in white metal. condition:

beautiful worn, stunning natural patina, signs of wear, minor age cracks

length case: length pipe:

210 mm / 8.23 in 172 mm / 6.77 in

provenance:

collection Christian Fouanon (1942 – 2019), France (Opium - voyage autour d'une collection)

price:

sold

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A fine antique Paktong Opium pipe, Qing dynasty, China, 19th century

A rare complete opium pipe from the famous French collection of Christian Fouanon. The container is made of three-coloured metal and red copper with rich swastika design. A fine chain connects the cover with the accessories. Inscription in Chinese characters under the lid of the container. condition:

complete with all the accessories, excellent condition

dimensions:

340 x 72 x 36 mm / 13.39 x 2.83 x 1.42 in

provenance:

collection Christian Fouanon (1942 – 2019), France (Opium - voyage autour d'une collection)

price:

sold

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Ceremonial Dung Chen (Long Trumpet), Tibet, Qing dynasty (China), probably 19th century or earlier

This colourful trumpet was probably made in the 19th century in the style of the 17th century (Ming dynasty) long trumpets (dung-chen or rag-dung). The Ming dynasty trumpets can reach a length of 10 meters. Our short miniature version is made of copper, cloisonné, and brass and was probably presented to official guests as a gift. Without stand. condition:

Excellent!

length:

345 mm / 13.58 in

provenance:

art market, Germany

reference:

The Metropolitan Museum (see picture opposite) (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/503358) The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Fall 1989, Vol. XLVII, Number 2

price:

sold

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Box style “Yuekou” padlock with key, China, early 20th century

Old undecorated padlock made of brass, bearing the makers mark in Chinese characters. This heavy, well working padlock, is complete with splitting spring and original sliding key. condition:

old wear, very good condition, collectible piece

weight: length:

676 grams (without key) 170 mm / 6.69 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Traditional Chinese Yuekou locks, Yang Zhang and Kuo-Hung Hsiao, Mechanical Sciences 2020

price:

140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Rare fine pair of lime container, Cambodia / Thailand, 19th century or earlier

These two antique lime container, made of bronze, appear in superb condition with some wear, minor dents, and fine natural patina. It is said that these pots were already made since the Khmer culture and thus can be dated back until the 12th century. Stupa-shaped lids. Rich remnants of lime, light reddish. lime container left weight: dimensions (left):

132 grams 92 x 34 mm / 3.62 x 1.34 in

lime container right weight: dimensions (right):

348 grams 138 x 46 mm / 5.43 x 1.81 in

provenance:

European art market

price (pair):

460 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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A fine antique betel nut case (Lutuan), Mindanao, Philippines, around 1900

A fine example of a quite heavy Lutuan betel container from Maranao tribe on Mindanao Island. Made of thick copper alloy with silver Niello work showing stylized geometric, floral and figurative design. Inside with three compartments for betel leaves, nuts and lime paste. Rich remnants of lime. condition:

signs of use, wear to the bottom, loss of silver inlays, inner hinged lids missing, good worn condition

weight: dimensions:

493 grams 116 x 55 x 47 mm / 4.57 x 2.17 x 1.85 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Cynthia Ongpin Valdes, Betel Chewing in the Philippines, Arts of Asia, Volume 34, Number 5, September – October 2004

price:

340 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Flower-shaped lime box, Southeast Asia, late 19th / early 20th century

A lobed lime container, probably from the Philippines, made of copper alloy. The lid is decorated with a big blossom. Dark natural patina. Rich remnants of lime. condition:

signs of wear, dents, small cracks to the bottom

weight: diameter: height:

319 grams 72 mm / 2.83 in 55 mm / 2.16 in

provenance:

European art market

price:

125 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Lime container, copper alloy, Tamil Nadu or Kerala, Southern India, early 19th century

The container with domed compartment and the lid are connected by a hinge mounted with an ornate suspension lug. A narrow spatula (missing) is inserted through the hole in the top of the dome. Container and lid are decorated with blossoms. Remnants of lime. Dark natural patina. condition:

old wear and traces of use, overall good condition

weight: diameter: height:

155 grams 48 mm / 1.89 in 42 mm / 1.65 in

provenance:

European art market

price:

140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Octagonal lime box, Maguindanao, Philippines, early 20th century

Lime box in yellow brass, plain, clear simple, octagonal form. Rich remnants of lime. Nice old piece. A very similar piece is depicted in the below mentioned reference as center piece of a complete tray. condition:

old wear and traces of use, overall good condition

weight: dimensions:

236 grams 59 x 49 mm / 2.32 x 1.93 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Cynthia Ongpin Valdes, Betel Chewing in the Philippines, Arts of Asia, Volume 34, Number 5, September – October 2004

price:

110 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Rare heavy large betel cutter with rich silver inlays / overlays, Bali, Indonesia, 19th century

A rare heavy iron cutter of a winged horse with a sculptural shaped head and neck as well as lavish silver inlay and overlay decoration, the solar symbols near the tail and silver sheaths. The body with banji (swastika) pattern. An extraordinary fine collector’s piece. condition:

old wear, natural patina, very good condition considering age and use

weight: length:

364 grams 240 mm / 9.45 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 117

price:

420 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Iron betel cutter with rich silver inlays / overlays, Bali, Indonesia, 19th century

Winged horses are the favourite subject of Balinese cutters. The wings are indicated by a single stylized projection near the neck. Another projection near the handle represents the tail. A good example with banji motif (swastika), solar symbols near the tail and silver sheaths (finials missing). condition:

old wear, natural patina, very good condition considering age and use

length:

192 mm / 7.56 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 116

price:

175 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Rare iron betel cutter, Bali, Indonesia, 19th century or earlier

Brownrigg describes this type: This large and spectacular cutter is in the form of a bird with a very elongated beak. Possibly it depicts a hornbill, a bird which is venerated in many parts of Indonesia and is mythologically associated with the afterlife. Silver sheath, one missing. condition:

old wear, natural patina, good condition considering age and use

length:

250 mm / 9.84 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 104

price:

170 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Iron betel cutter, Bali, Indonesia, 19th century or earlier

A fine bird shaped cutter from Bali, made of iron. The grips with silver sheaths, the finials missing. condition:

old wear, natural patina, good condition considering age and use

length:

181 mm / 7.12 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 120

price:

140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Iron betel cutter, Bali, Indonesia, 19th century or earlier

A rare cutter in the shape of a cock with comb and wattle. The grips with silver sheaths. condition:

old wear, natural patina, good condition considering age and use

length:

193 mm / 7.6 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 120

price:

sold

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A heavy betel cutter, Bali, Indonesia, 19th century

A cutter in from of a mythical beast, an elephant with flaming mane. Iron with brass inlays. The decoration is in the banji (swastika) pattern with a solar symbol near the tail. Silver sheaths, finials missing. condition:

old wear, natural patina, good condition considering age and use

length:

207 mm / 8.15 in

provenance:

European art market

reference:

Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 119

price:

135 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Antique rice measuring bowl, India, late 19th / early 20th century

An Indian rice measure made of brass, probably from Orissa. This charming vessel with a warm, appealing patina was used to measure rice or grain. A beautiful piece with a collection’s or museum’s number on the bottom. condition:

old wear, traces of use, minor dents, overall good condition

weight: diameter: height:

387 grams 119 mm / 4.68 in 75 mm / 2.95 in

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

sold

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Antique bronze grain measure, Nepal, 19th century or earlier

Our grain measure from Nepal with government seal (verification mark) is a fine example of these old measuring pots with excellent patina. Probably with an additional inscription on the upper rim. condition:

old wear, traces of use, minor dents, overall good condition

weight: diameter: height:

204 grams 61 mm / 2.4 in 77 mm / 3.03 in

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

sold

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Rare temple bell with two loops, Burma, 19th century

Since both loops show extensive wear, the bell must have been in use over a quite long period. The small but heavy bell has a nice clear sound and a beautiful copper bronze patina. The clapper could be the original one. With custom made stand. condition:

smooth surface, excellent condition considering age and use

dimensions:

72 x 49 mm / 2.83 x 1.93 in (bell without stand)

price:

sold

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A fine hollow silver bracelet, Golden Triangle, Thailand / Laos / Burma, early 20th century

From an old collection we have a fine large silver bracelet from the Akha tribal of the Golden Triangle. Rich ornamental decoration. condition:

signs of wear, minor dents, very good condition

weight: dimensions:

57 grams 84 x 73 x 20 mm / 3.31 x 2.87 x 0.79 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1990s

reference:

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

price:

135 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Antique Kachin silver bracelet, Burma, 19th century

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

127 grams 37 mm / 1.46 in 73 mm / 2.87 in 55 mm / 2.16 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the 1980s

price:

sold

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Rare fine pair of Shan or Wa / Lawa silver bracelets, Golden Triangle, Burma / Thailand / Laos, 19th century

Silver Shan or Wa / Lawa bracelets with wire embellishment. It’s a very rare original pair from an old collection. condition:

signs of wear, excellent condition

weight: dimensions:

208 grams (pair) 70 x 64 mm / 2.76 x 2.52 in

provenance:

private collection London, acquired locally in the late 1970s / early 1980s

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 40

price:

sold

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Rare solid silver dragon bracelet, Hmong (Laos), 19th century or earlier

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 and shows two dragon heads with a ball in the mouth and a curling mane. Surprisingly there are smiling faces on the forehead of both dragons. A rare collectible object. condition:

old, extensive wear, smooth surface, appealing silver patina

weight: 135 grams max. outer diameter: 89 mm / 3.5 in min. inner diameter: 39 mm / 1.54 in provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1990s

reference:

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

price:

420 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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A fine hollow silver bracelet, Golden Triangle (Thailand / Laos), early 20th century

Almost plain, it bears two “faces” as decoration. A few grains of silver rattle inside the bracelet. Smooth surface, appealing silver patina. condition:

excellent condition

weight: dimensions:

37 grams 84 x 62 mm / 3.31 x 2.44 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1990s

reference:

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

price:

100 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Heavy solid silver bracelet, Golden Triangle (Thailand / Laos / Burma), late 19th / early 20th century

With its size and weight we offer a very rare heavy expandable solid silver bracelet / anklet, mainly worn by Wa / Lawa people. Partly with fine ornamental decoration. condition:

signs of wear, excellent condition

weight: 218 grams max. outer diameter: 86 mm / 3.38 in provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1990s

reference:

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

price:

340 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Table lighter, Sterling silver, Thailand, mid-20th century

This table lighter is hall marked on the bottom “STERLING MADE IN SIAM”. The case is decorated with the Garuda, the royal warrant and emblem of Thailand, the Erawan symbol (three-headed elephant), the symbol of the Laos kingdom, and Thepphanom, a deity who is a protector and guardian. Equipped with a removable RONSON lighter mechanism, made in Germany. The lighter is currently not working and needs to be revised. condition:

signs of wear, minor dents, overall good condition

weight: height: diameter:

244 grams (silver case only) 71 mm / 2.8 in (case only), 90 mm / 3.54 in (inclusive lighter) 62 mm / 2.44 in

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

240 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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A very fine vintage hill tribe shoulder bag, Akha, Golden Triangle (Thailand / Burma), early 20th century

This original vintage shoulder bag was used by Akha women of the Golden Triangle. A rare old piece made of homespun cotton, finely decorated with traditional ornaments. condition:

old wear, colours slightly faded, fine condition considering age and use

size:

305 x 360 mm / 12 x 14.17 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1990s

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 211

price:

340 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Shoulder bag, Akha, Golden Triangle (Thailand / Burma), 1970s or earlier

This original shoulder bag was used by Akha women of the Golden Triangle. This shoulder bag is about 50 years old and is embellished with colourful traditional ornaments. condition:

signs of wear, very good condition

size:

300 x 335 mm / 11.81 x 13.19 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1990s

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 211

price:

220 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Embroidered back section of an Akha woman’s jacket, Golden Triangle (Thailand / Burma), early 20th century

This artefact of an Akha woman’s jacket is decorated with superb appliqué patterns. A beautiful antique example of the traditional clothes of the Hill tribes from the Golden Triangle. An example from the below mentioned reference book (page 212) is shown opposite. condition:

signs of wear, colours slightly faded, very good condition

size:

590 x 305 mm / 23.23 x 12 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1990s

reference:

Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, pp. 208 - 212

price:

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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, early to mid-19th century

A very fine red and indigo blue sazigyo in very good condition with a thick cord, the typical loop of an old sazigyo, large letters and a restrained decoration to both ends and the edges of the ribbon. 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

length:

3940 mm / 155.1 in

price:

sold

width:

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28 mm / 1.1 in


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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, mid-19th century

Apart from a few vertical lines on both ends this very long old sazigyo contains only very precise woven text in the style of the old sazigyos with large letters, no gaps between and no punctuation marks. This sazigyo is in astonishing good condition with good colours and contrast. Also this old tape start with the initial invocation “zeyatu” (success) length: 5900 mm / 232.3 in width: 26 mm / 1.02 in price: sold

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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, late 19th century

In the late 19th century the weavers started to add more or less simple ornaments (but rich in their variants) on plain parts before and after the text. Risers and fallers in form of a Christmas tree were introduced as part of the letters. This is a beautiful example with the first pattern, resembling jewellery and a kyizi (flat bell) as well, also in rare good condition. length:

5380 mm / 211.8 in

width:

price:

170 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 142,86 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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26 mm / 1.02 in


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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, early 20th century

With clear good colours and contrast as well as intact cord and loop, the ribbon is in rare excellent condition. A multicolour (green, red, pink) sazigyo. Without much decoration the weaver focused onto the precise beautiful script with fallers and risers. At the beginning with a perfect loop the first word "zeyatu" (success) is framed between flowers or “gems”. After the main text, the end is decorated with a pair of bells, a flat bell (kyizi) and a round bell. length:

4280 mm / 168.5 in

width:

price:

170 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 142,86 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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15 mm / 0.59 in


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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, early 20th century

A richly decorated sazigyo in superb condition. The verse count was important to the weaver and was – as here right before the cord with 90 – recorded to the tape. The sazigyo starts with “gems” ornaments, followed by two kinnara, a beautiful chinthe, a flying pyinsarupa and a parrot right before the “zayatu” as well as at the end of the text. Then again a Chinthe, flat bell and round bell, earth goddess Waythondaye, a dagundaing, a tree of plenty and finally two pairs of kinnara again. A great collectible piece! length:

4710 mm / 185.4 in

width:

price:

220 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 184,87 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, early 20th century

Slightly faded, this sazigyo is in very good condition, inclusive loop and cord. Our multi-colour binding ribbon in yellow, green, pink and red starts with two lions, framing the initial invocation “zeyatu”. Also here the verse count was recorded to the tape (68). After the verse count follow another pair of bells, the earth goddess and a dagundaing with various ornaments between. length:

5230 mm / 205.9 in

width:

price:

175 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 147,06 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, early 20th century

Slightly faded, this sazigyo is still in good condition, inclusive loop and cord. It’s another multi-colour binding ribbon in yellow, red, green, pink and probably orange that starts with a lion, a deer with a huge antler and the earth goddess between ornamental decoration. Fishes are framing the initial invocation “zeyatu”, parrots with flowers the finely woven text. length:

5390 mm / 212.2 in

price:

sold

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A pair of sazigyo binding tapes, Burma, late 19th century

With clear good colours and contrast, the ribbons are in good condition. Beautiful red-yellow sazigyos, quite short but wide. Most likely originally produced as a pair. Simple decoration with red-yellow vertical lines at the beginning and the end and script between as well as redyellow patterns on the edge. length:

3220 mm / 126.8 in

price for the pair:

300 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 252,10 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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25 mm / 0.98 in


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Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century

This sazigyo has neither text nor images. Anyway, it’s beautiful woven, with red and yellow geometrical pattern on an undyed background (please compare with Issacs, R238). Considering that this tape is about 100 years old, it is in excellent condition. length:

4380 mm / 172.4 in

width:

price:

130 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 109,24 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Early Kammavaca (Kammawa-sa) Buddhist manuscript, Burma, 18th century

This Buddhist manuscript consists 15 thin lacquered and gilded palm leaf folios with two wooden covers. Four lines of inked script on gold ground with narrow punctuation symbols in red ink and fine floral decoration. Birds in circles on both covers and flowers in framed circles resemble mandalas. condition:

gilding partly rubbed at covers and leaves, otherwise this Kammavaca is in fine age-related condition

dimensions:

cover 544 x 89 mm / 21.42 x 3.5 in leaves 533 x 84 mm / 20.98 x 3.31 in

provenance:

art market, Germany

reference:

Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3, May-June 1993 Noel F. Singer "KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS"

price:

sold

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Buddhist manuscript, Parabaik (folding book), Burma, dated 1941

Made of Mulberry bark paper, hand-written in Burmese script / Pali language, dated 1303 M. E. (1941 AD), about 73 double-pages. Covers and edges are gilded. condition:

signs of age and use, cover with scratches, some wear to the edges but intact and overall in good condition

dimensions:

405 x 175 x 59 mm / 15.94 x 6.89 x 2.32 in

provenance:

art market, France

price:

280 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Ivory Seal in form of a stupa, Thailand, 19th century

Thai government officials or senior monks used seals to mark official documents or sacred texts. This seal, finely carved from a single piece of ivory, is in the shape of a stupa. The base still bears red seal ink, showing Khmer script in a frame set on a double lotus pedestal. Most likely a monastery seal. condition:

scratches, a chip to the bottom, age cracks, natural golden patina

weight: height: diameter:

256 grams 93 mm / 3.66 in 52 mm / 2.05 in

reference:

Nancy Tingley, Doris Duke: The Southeast Asian Art Collection, The Foundation for Southeast Asian Art and Culture, 2003, plate 73

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

sold

This item is made of ivory and are therefore subject to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). It 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.

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Three decorative hair combs, ivory, Burma, 19th century

The fine texture of the ivory is clear visible. The time gave the ivory a rich patina. All three combs are in excellent condition. size (top): size (centre): size (bottom):

129 x 41 x 5 mm / 5.09 x 1.61 x 0.2 in 102 x 30 x 4 mm / 4.02 x 1.18 x 0.16 in 126 x 40 x 6 mm / 4.96 x 1.57 x 0.24 in

price for the set of three combs:

210 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

This item is made of ivory and are therefore subject to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). It 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.

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Betel box, lacquered woven bamboo, Karen hill tribe (northern Thailand), early 20th century

A fine and detailed elaborated betel box, made of woven bamboo. The box has one inner tray, but as usual no lid. condition:

The upper rim of the box as well as from the inner tray is worn with minor chips. Even if it shows some wear, it’s a charming old piece.

diameter: height:

176 mm / 6.93 in 105 mm / 4.13 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the 1980s

price:

260 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Black lacquered wooden box, Golden Triangle / Laos, early 20th century

A small wooden betel box with one inner tray and lid. Lid and base of the box are finely decorated with two rows of silvery ornaments each. condition:

The upper rim of the lid is slightly damaged, the lacquer with age-related cracks and some rubbing.

diameter: height:

143 mm / 5.63 in 125 mm / 4.92 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the 1980s

price:

sold

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Large lacquered tray, pagan bya (?), Burma, around 1900

This large tray, made of coiled rattan, stands on four stubby feet. Most likely it’s from Mandalay. The owner’s name is inscribed on the back in Burmese characters: “Ma Thein” The tray is not without signs of use but overall in excellent condition. A fine collectible piece! diameter: height:

505 mm / 19.88 in 110 mm / 4.33 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1980s

reference:

U Than Htun (Dedaye) Lacquerware Journeys River Books 2013, p. 161

price:

520 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Tray, bamboo and lacquer, byat, Burma, early 20th century

This shallow circular tray, made of bamboo, is probably a funeral salver or byat. Wear has exposed the lacquer strips and the black undercoat. Even worn, the tray is still a beautiful piece in good condition. diameter: height:

330 mm / 12.99 in 40 mm / 1.57 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the 1980s

reference:

U Than Htun (Dedaye) Lacquerware Journeys River Books 2013, p. 144

price:

sold

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Medicine mixing box, hsay daung, Kyaukka, Burma, early 20th century

The cylindrical box in two parts is lacquered black outside and red inside. Decorated with five rows of dots on the lower rim. According to Isaacs, the box was probably used to prepare medicine, food or cheroots. condition:

old wear, age-related cracks, loss of lacquer, red lacquered in the upper tray rubbed from use, otherwise good condition

diameter: height:

350 mm / 13.78 in 95 mm / 3.74 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1980s

reference:

Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton Vision from the Golden Land British Museum Press 2000, p. 171

price:

320 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Large tray, bamboo and black lacquer, Kyaukka, Burma, around 1900

Here we offer a very large shallow tray made of bamboo and black lacquer. Lacquerware from Kyaukka was famous for its black plain lacquer and the sturdiness, what the support sticks, impressively arranged as a blossom on the bottom of our tray, confirms. A very rare collectible “black ware” piece. condition:

a few fine age related cracks, bottom warped, overall good condition

diameter: height:

490 mm / 19.29 in 35 - 45 mm / 1.38 - 1.77 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the early 1980s

reference:

U Than Htun (Dedaye) Lacquerware Journeys River Books 2013, p. 161

price:

sold

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Ramayana dancer, wood carving, Burma, 19th / early 20th century

Two charming wooden figurines of a minthami (princess, left) and mintha (prince, right) dancer. Originally painted and probably lacquered, there remained only traces of the old decoration. Beautiful antique traditional wood carving from the Burmese Yama Zatdaw epic, as part of the Buddhist Jataka tales. condition:

old wear, rubbing and missing parts

dimension (left): dimension (right):

250 x 110 mm / 9.84 x 4.33 in 240 x 125 mm / 9.45 x 4.92 in

price for the pair:

225* Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Two Sawankhalok lidded ceramic jars, Thailand, pre-1600

Two covered Sawankhalok bowls, decorated with stylized flowers, stripe design, cross hatching and “finger prints” (right) in underglaze blue and iron brown with lotus bud finial. condition:

no damages, no repairs, excellent condition

a) height (left):

120 mm / 4.72 in

price:

sold

b) height (right):

115 mm / 4.53 in

provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in Thailand in the 1980s

price:

sold

diameter (left):

120 mm / 4.72 in

diameter (right):

120 mm / 4.72 in

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Toe 1A, 1 viss, Burma, prior to 1600

A very rare 1 viss T1A lion weight with rod mouth appendage, horse tail and square base. With old signs of wear (tip of the tail is missing) and natural bronze patina it’s an impressive specimen of the earliest animal-shaped weights of Burma. weight: height:

1 viss / 100 tical (1’440 grams) 95 mm / 3.74 in

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in Burma in the late 1970s / early 1980s

price:

sold

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Toe 1A, 50 tical, Burma, prior to 1600

Here we offer another extraordinary fine Toe 1A weight with smooth surface and superb patina. The Toe with rod mouth appendage and a remarkable tall erected lotus tail stands on a square base. The weight has been readjusted with massive lead filling between lion and base. A treasure! weight: height:

½ viss / 50 tical (714 grams) 80 mm / 3.15 in

provenance:

private German collection

price:

sold

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Hintha on pumpkin base, 1 viss, Lan Na, prior to 1600

A much sought after “Pumpkin” bird weight with excellent patina. Most likely the tip of the tail is broken. Apart from this, the weight is in outstanding condition especially considering the age. Both bird marks are complete and well visible as well as the inscription on both sides in the so-called fakham script. weight: height:

1 viss (1.189 grams) 88 mm / 3.46 in

provenance:

private German collection, acquired locally in the 1990s

price:

sold

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Lion weight with dragon handle in the style of Chinthe 2B, Arakan (Rakhine), Burma, 19th century or earlier

This is a unique treasure in the style of a Chinthe 2B with a dragon handle, very similar to the handle of a standing silver cup from Canton, displayed in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts (see the cover of the Summer 2021 issue of Arts of Asia). The lion stands on a hexagonal base. A verification mark is not clear recognizable, even if the missing 3rd horizontal line on the base front right left space for a mark. It’s a rarity with old wear and rich patina, while the extremities, where worn, show the warm bronze colour (eyes, mouth, tongue). weight: height:

½ viss / 50 tical (798 grams) 104 mm / 4.09 in

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in Burma in the late 1970s / early 1980s

price:

sold

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Lion weight with handle in the style of Chinthe 2B, Arakan (Rakhine), Burma, 19th century or earlier

Here we have another unique lion weight from Arakan with a remarkable elaborated handletail-combination. The lion, standing on an elongated octagonal base, looks proudly upwards. In contrast to the strong body and heavy base the weight has a small head, short beard and two short mane rows. The impressively elaborated, large curved tail is the most striking feature of our Arakan weight. A verification mark is not clear visible, even if there are a few signs/dots that could be interpreted as traces of a mark. The weight shows typical wear from use on the markets and rich dark patina. weight: height:

½ viss / 50 tical (786 grams) 102 mm / 4.02 in

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in Burma in the late 1970s / early 1980s

price:

sold

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Hintha 1B, Burma, ca. 1640

A rare H1B weight in very good condition. Please note the remarkable shape of the handle that emerges straight from the back. Fine decoration lines are still visible on wings, neck feathers and tail. Typical head crest and three rows of neck feathers with vertical lines as feather decoration. The polygonal base is almost circular. The verification mark is a square depression with a symbolized lion. Massive readjustment with lead that fills the space between animal and base. Good natural grown patina. weight: height:

½ viss / 50 tical (747 grams) 86 mm / 3.38 in

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

sold

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Hintha 1B, Burma, ca. 1640

A rare Hintha 1B weight with circular base and remarkable rich dark patina. The weight is worn with encrustations above the right wing and a part of the back. Decoration lines on the tail are barely visible. The curved decoration line that outlined the wings is still intact on the left but partly below encrustations right. The eyes are already worn. There is a 1.5 cm vertical cut on the back of the base. weight: height: verification mark:

½ viss / 50 tical (749 grams) 82 mm / 3.23 in depression in front of the base

provenance:

private German collection, acquired locally in the 1990s

price:

sold

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Karaweik 1, Mon-style, Burma, around 1820

This special Karaweik, most-likely a weight from the Mon state of Burma, shows unusual features. The handle is a flat band with a few discreet decoration elements, the head crest has only one tuft bent backwards. The eyes decorated with a special “edging”. The weight is made of a reddish golden copper bronze. Where the almost black patina is worn, the warm golden bronze colour appears. A remarkable collector’s piece in very good condition with old wear. weight: height:

½ viss / 50 tical (813 grams) 97 mm / 3.82 in

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the late 1970s / early 1980s

price:

sold

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Karaweik 1, Burma, circa 1820

This Karaweik has a beautiful curved tail with a spacer between handle and tail. The octagonal base is decorated with vertical notches on the upper rim. The pronounced medium neck feather almost closes the circle to the rear end of the handle. The weight is worn with greenish encrustation. The verification mark, usually the outline of a bird, is not visible anymore. weight: height:

½ viss / 50 tical (763 grams) 96 mm / 3.78 in

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

420 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Hintha 3A1, Burma, 19th century

Here we offer an extraordinary specimen of Hintha 3A1 in very good condition. Notable is the unique design of the handle, typically connected to the tail by a ball. The weight follows a strict, formal design with two rows of sharply edged neck feathers as well as the clear form of the head with large separate crest (not merges into the handle as usual). Beautiful grown, dark patina with patches of cuprite around and below the base. weight: height: verification mark:

½ viss / 50 tical (801 grams) 93 mm / 3.66 in outline of a bird

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the late 1970s / early 1980s

price:

sold

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Hintha 3A2, Burma, 19th century

A fine elaborated Hintha 3A2, made of copper-red bronze. Please note the big ball that connects the handle with the tail and the heavy arched handle itself. The flat, wide base is decorated with vertical notches to the upper rim as well as with horizontal lines. The bird stands on an additional flat pedestal above the base. Old wear, rich traces of black coating, good condition. weight: height: verification mark:

½ viss / 50 tical (802 grams) 98 mm / 3.86 in outline of a bird

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

sold

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Hintha 3A2, Burma, 19th century

Old wear, minor casting defects on the left wing and the handle, but still in very good condition and with an appealing dark patina, with some green encrustations below the right eye. Four horizontal decoration lines and vertical notches on the upper rim of the base are still well visible. A good specimen of the Hintha 3A2 standard form. weight: height: verification mark:

½ viss / 50 tical (775 grams) 87 mm / 3.42 in not visible anymore

provenance:

art market, Germany

price:

290 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Hintha 3B, Shan (Burma), late 19th century

Here we offer a very well elaborated, tall Hintha weight with a rare polygonal, heavy base. The weight is in very good condition with rich traces of black lacquer coating. A polygonal (twelve-sided) base is unusual for Burmese weights. Thus our Hintha is probably a weight from the Shan states. The weight mass with 1’696 grams is slightly above the standard (16,3 grams per tical). Pronounced handle decoration, typical protruding eyes, double wings (please see the picture opposite) and beautiful natural patina. Where the extremities are worn, the golden bronze colour emerges, also at the bottom of the base. An interesting, collectible weight. weight: height:

1 viss / 100 tical (1’696 grams) 118 mm / 4.64 in

provenance:

art market, German

price:

720 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Toe 1C, Burma, ca. 1680 trefoil mouth appendage (catalogue no. 81)

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“Sleeping duck”, Mon state, Burma, 17th c. trefoil / rod mouth appendage (catalogue no. 76 a, 76 b, 73 a)

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Two rare Hintha birds on pumpkin base, Lan Na, prior to 1600

Two old “Pumpkin” weights in fine condition considering the age of more than 400 years. The weight right has been readjusted with a small piece of lead, added between tail and neck. The weight left has a very fine and detailed elaborated tail, what is typical for the very old Lan Na weights that Sylvia Fraser-Lu called “Karaweik”. provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

a) weight: height:

5 tical (70 grams) 34 mm / 1.34 in

price:

sold

b) weight: height:

5 tical (73 grams) 37 mm / 1.46 in

price:

sold

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Two rare Hintha weights, Burma and old Shan / Lan Na, 17th century or earlier

Our Hintha 1B (left) is a fine example of this standard form with rich remnants of black coating and superb bronze patina. The double line on the wings and lines on the tale are still partly visible. Please note that the weight mass is significantly lower than the standard. The Hintha weight right, possibly from Lan Na, shows very similar features. One also find the vertical double lines on the wings, the mouth appendage, tale shape and neck feathers. But anyway, the design is yet different as well as the weight mass. provenance: private German collection, acquired in the 1990s a) weight: height:

Hintha 1B 10 tical (118 grams) 45 mm / 1.77 in

price:

145 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) weight: height:

Hintha Lan Na 10 tical (132 grams) 47 mm / 1.85 in

price:

sold

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Two rare Hintha 1A weights, Mon state, Burma, around 1600

These two old sleeping ducks from the Mon state of Burma are a very rare find. Especially the 20 tical weight (left) is worn with weathering from use over centuries. But a few decorative elements are still (well) visible, as the eyes, mouth appendage, dotted lines on tail and neck. Verification mark is the circular depression at the front of the base. The 10 tical weight (right) is in fine worn condition considering age and use. The vertical double lines on the wings, the decoration lines on the tail and the base are still partly visible. Also here we find traces of black coating. provenance:

private German collection, acquired locally in the 1990s

a) weight: height:

20 tical (294 grams) 51 mm / 2.01 in

price:

sold

b) weight: height:

10 tical (146 grams) 40 mm / 1.57 in

price:

sold

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Hintha 1C, Burma, ca. 1760

Here we offer a very fine elaborated specimen of a H1C weight. This mouth appendage, well elaborated as a branch, is a rare remarkable feature. The patina is simply superb. The curved tail shows beautiful smooth edges with old polished bronze. The 9 ray star is almost completely vanished. Two rays are barely visible. A rare collectible piece! provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

weight:

5 tical (77 grams)

height:

43 mm / 1.69 in

price:

sold

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Hintha 1C, Burma, ca. 1760

It’s a very rare “long neck” H1C weight without mouth appendage, but - as usual for this standard form - with the precise 9 ray star mark and octagonal base. The weight has a tiny chip on the tip of the tail. Otherwise it’s in very good condition with rich dark patina. weight: height:

20 tical (315 grams) 66 mm / 2.6 in

verification mark:

9 ray star front right

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

price:

sold

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Hintha 2A, Mon state, Burma, ca. 1680

Two rare beautiful Hintha 2A weights with superb patina and remnants of black coating. The 10 tical weight has a circular base with precise vertical decoration lines. The base of the 5 tical weight is octagonal. Both have a rod mouth appendage and the circle mark on the front of the base. Considering age and use, both weights are in very good condition, all the details as eyes, mouth appendage and decoration lines are still well visible. provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

a) weight: height:

10 tical (147 grams) 39 mm / 1.54 in

price:

sold

b) weight: height:

5 tical (76 grams) 32 mm / 1.26 in

price:

165 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Hintha 2A, Mon state, Burma, ca. 1680

The early sleeping ducks from the Mon state of the 17th century are a very rare find these days, in Burma and in European collections too. So we are very pleased to offer a few remarkable pieces here in our Christmas catalogue. The main verification mark is the circular depression in front of the base. But all three weights show additional verification marks on the right side of the base. provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

a) weight: height:

octagonal base, additional 6 ray star mark, deep depression on the front of the base, superb dark patina, significant old wear 5 tical (74 grams) 32 mm / 1.26 in

price:

140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b)

weight: height:

rare circular base, additional 4 ray star mark, deep depression on the front of the base, excellent condition considering age and use, fine silvery patina 5 tical (75 grams) 30 mm / 1.18 in

price:

sold

c) weight: height:

octagonal base, additional 4 ray star mark (barely visible), depression with dot on the front of the base 5 tical (73 grams) 31 mm / 1.22 in

price:

sold

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Hintha 2B, Mon state, Burma, ca. 1680

Sleeping ducks from the Mon state with a Gha Gyi mark are rare to find. Here we offer two different specimen. On the left we have a standing duck on an octagonal base in the form of Hintha 2C, but still according to the old standard of 15 grams per tical and with the Gha Gyi mark front right. Right we have a sleeping duck, sitting on an octagonal base with Gha Gyi mark (barely visible) and with the notable head crest with two tufts. Both pieces are market weights in good worn condition. provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

a) weight: price:

20 tical (299 grams) sold

height:

53 mm / 2.09 in

b) weight: price:

20 tical (289 grams) sold

height:

48 mm / 1.89 in

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Hintha 2C (current standard 16,3 g/tical) / Hintha 2A (old standard 15 g/tical), Mon state, Burma, ca. 1680

Both weights bear the trefoil mouth appendage. The older weight right (H2A) sits on a lower base, while the H2C (left) stands on a tall base. Our sleeping ducks are in excellent condition, commensurate with age and use over the centuries. provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

a) weight: height:

Hintha 2C, trefoil mouth appendage, 6 ray star mark 10 tical (159 grams) 41 mm / 1.61 in

price:

sold

b) weight: height:

Hintha 2A, trefoil mouth appendage, depression in front of the base, second mark (6 ray star) base right, an excellent, rare piece 10 tical (148 grams) 38 mm / 1.5 in

price:

sold

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A set of three Hintha 2C weights, Mon state, Burma, ca. 1680

All three weights of this Hintha 2C set show wear and tear of real market weights, used over the centuries on the open Burmese markets. Anyway, after about 350 years, these weights are still in very good condition. The verification marks (6 ray star) are well visible as well as the details as eyes, beak, tuft and most of the decoration lines. provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

a) weight: height:

precise 6 ray star mark, rich patina and a few traces of black coating 20 tical (325 grams) 52 mm / 2.05 in

price:

225 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) weight: height:

naturally grown patina, a few traces of black coating 10 tical (159 grams) 41 mm / 1.61 in

price:

sold

c) weight: height:

warm brownish golden bronze patina 5 tical (78 grams) 32 mm / 1.26 in

price:

sold

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Toe 1A, Burma, pre-1600

A magnificent Toe 1A with rich dark patina. The weight with lotus tail and a single horn at the forehead is in excellent condition considering an age of well over 400 years. Rod mouth appendage, eyes, ears and decoration lines are still visible. Only on the chest the lines are almost completely worn. There is a tiny bump at the tip of the horn. A fine collectible early lion weight. provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

weight: height:

10 tical (144 grams) 47 mm / 1.85 in

verification mark:

large depression in front of the base with a symbolized lion

price:

sold

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Toe 1A, Burma, pre-1600

This Toe 1A with lotus tail is the matching piece to the previous 10 tical weight to form a set. The lion stands on a finely shaped square base with rounded edges. The edges are decorated with vertical lines. Eyes, ears and horns are worn but much of the decoration, e.g. the lines on mane and chest, are well visible. The weight has a superb patina with traces of black coating. weight: height:

5 tical (71 grams) 34 mm / 1.34 in

verification mark:

large depression in front of the base with a symbolized lion

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the 1990s

price:

sold

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Toe 1A, Burma, pre-1600

This quite unusual Toe 1A stands on a very flat base. All the details as eyes, ears, horns and lotus tail are intact and only slightly worn. The weight is in very good condition, shows rich traces of black coating and – where worn – fine natural bronze patina. provenance:

private collection Switzerland, acquired in the late 1980s / early 1990s

weight: height:

5 tical (73 grams) 34 mm / 1.34 in

price:

sold

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Toe 1C, Burma, ca. 1680

Three finely cast T1C weights in very good condition with some wear, each with trefoil mouth appendage, depression in front of the base as verification mark and superb patina. a)

Please not the special shape of the trefoil mouth appendage.

weight: height:

10 tical (144 grams) 44 mm / 1.73 in

price:

sold

b)

unique triple-beaded chain around chest and base, 2nd mark

weight: height:

10 tical (142 grams) 44 mm / 1.73 in

price:

sold

c)

flat base, massive weight adjustment with lead filling between body and base

weight: height:

10 tical (127 grams) 41 mm / 1.61 in

price:

sold

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Toe 1C, Burma, ca. 1680

Three T1C weights with old wear as expected, but overall good condition. a)

encrustations, little verdigris, deep circular depression in front of the elongated octagonal base

weight: height:

10 tical (150 grams) 40 mm / 1.57 in

price:

140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b)

trefoil mouth appendage barely visible, ears, horns, eyes almost completely worn, natural growing patina, circle mark in front of the base with traces of black coating in the groove, slightly readjusted with lead (base left)

weight: height:

10 tical (147 grams) 41 mm / 1.61 in

price:

140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c)

rod mouth appendage, square depression in front of the base, rich dark patina, traces of black coating, slightly readjusted with lead (base right)

weight: height:

10 tical (146 grams) 43 mm / 1.69 in

price:

160 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Karaweik 1, Shan states, Burma, around 1820

Like tattooed this Karaweik has been embellished with fine detailed pattern to depict the feathers. This weight with big elongated eyes, an archaic head with a chicken-like beak, three rows of neck feathers and the bird mark was actually worn from use and got a smooth surface. But then, most likely for a special, superstitious reason, the owner decided to ornate the bird. There are also traces of a lead adjustment, but the lead has been removed already, sometimes done by collectors to “clean” the weight from “dirt”. A unique collectible weight! weight: height: verification mark:

5 tical (77 grams) 42 mm / 1.65 in outline of a bird (partly visible)

provenance:

private German collection, acquired in the late 1970s / early 1980s

price:

sold

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Hintha 4B1, Shan states, Burma, 19th century

The weights of the H4B1 set are in good condition with some wear and traces of use. Especially the 20 tical weight has a smooth patina. The 10 tical weight (center) shows a few encrustations and verdigris, while the 5 tical weight has a dark silvery patina. a) weight: price:

b) weight: price:

c) weight: price:

20 tical (310 grams)

height:

65 mm / 2.56 in

238 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 200 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

10 tical (159 grams)

height:

51 mm / 2.01 in

119 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 100 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

5 tical (79 grams)

height:

41 mm / 1.61 in

83,30 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 70 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Hintha 4B2, Shan states, Burma, 19th century

Here we offer a set of very fine elaborated Hintha weights from the Shan states. The weights are slightly worn with smooth surface and an appealing patina. With their upright position, perfect proportion and small beautiful heads they appear with a noble elegance. a) weight:

20 tical (317 grams)

price:

sold

b) weight:

10 tical (161 grams)

price:

sold

c) weight:

5 tical (80 grams)

price:

sold

height:

67 mm / 2.64 in

height:

55 mm / 2.16 in

height:

42 mm / 1.65 in

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Shan bird weights (Hintha 4A3, Hintha 4B2), Burma, 19th century

Here we offer three very detailed and attractive elaborated Hintha weights. The verification mark is a six ray star front right. The weights are in very good condition with only minor wear. a) weight:

H4A3, head crest with three tufts, hexagonal base, special tail shape 10 tical (160 grams) height: 54 mm / 2.12 in

price:

sold

b) weight:

H4A3, head crest with three tufts, hexagonal base, elongated row of neck feathers, fine tail decoration, readjustment with lead 5 tical (82 grams) height: 41 mm / 1.61 in

price:

sold

c) weight:

H4B2, head crest with three tufts, hexagonal base 10 tical (163 grams) height: 52 mm / 2.05 in

price:

sold

reference:

Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat, Shan Beauties - Bird-shaped Weights of the Shan Principalities of Burma, Arts of Asia, Summer Issue 2021

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Hintha 4A3, Shan states, Burma, late 19th century

A fine specimen of a Hintha 4A3 with a bird mark. The weight shows beautiful wear, smooth surface and natural grown patina with warm brown colour. There is an owner’s mark on the bottom of the base (circle with cross). Good worn condition. weight: height:

20 tical (322 grams) 65 mm / 2.56 in

price:

273,70 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 230 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

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Rolf und Ilse Braun, Opiumgewichte / Opium weights / Poids d'Asie Pfälzische Verlagsanstalt, Landau, 1983 out of print, rare condition: good used copy, small tear lower margin price: 125 Euro (incl. VAT plus packaging and shipping) Godfrey Eric Harvey, History of Burma from the earliest times to 10 March 1824 the beginning of the English conquest Longmans, Green and Co., rare 1st Edition 1925, with a preface by Sir Richard Carnac Temple A scholarly work on the history of Burma with seven illustrations, five coloured maps and a chronological table, with an old booksellers sticker "SMART&MOOKEDUM, Rangoon" condition: cover soiled and stained, wear to cloth spine, content in very good condition price:

90 Euro (incl. VAT plus packaging and shipping)

Major Colin Metcalfe Enriquez (Theophilus), Beautiful Burma Published 1935 by Myanmahita Magazine, Rangoon (First Printing), soft cover, 148 pp., illustrated with black and white photographs. Content among others: Rangoon, Old Moulmein Pagoda, Prome and Pagan, Mandalay, Ruby Mines, Mogok, The Kachin Hills, Kalaw, The Shan States, The Karin Hills, The Chindwin River, The Northern Chin Hills, Pakkoku Hill Tracts condition: The cover already partly removed from book spine caused of loss of gluing, apart from that good condition, clean unmarked text. price:

70 Euro (incl. VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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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, Summer 2021 Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat, Shan - Beauties – Animal-shaped Weights of the Shan Principalities of Burma condition: new price: 23 Euro (incl. 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. 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: sold

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Sources and recommended further readings: Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat, Shan Beauties - Bird-shaped Weights of the Shan Principalities of Burma, Arts of Asia, Summer Issue 2021 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 Paul and Elain Lewis Peoples of the Golden Triangle Thames and Hudson, London 1984

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Arts of Asia, Summer Issue 2021 Shan Beauties Bird-shaped Weights of the Shan Principalities of Burma Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat

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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