Christmas Special 2022 - catalogue no. 30, Part I

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Christmas Special Asian Art & Burmese Weights Catalogue no. 30 - December 2022 Part I - Asian Art & Antiques G a l e r i e M i c h a e l H e r r f u r t h A s i a n A r t .

Karaweik 1, 2.5 viss, catalogue no. 77

G a l e r i e M i c h a e l H e r r f u r t h A s i a n A r t .

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

Christmas Special

Asian Art & Burmese Weights

Catalogue no. 30 - December 2022

Part I - Asian Art & Antiques

Offers are valid: 16 December 2022 - 31 January 2023 Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art

Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen Germany phone: + 49 176 38516147 gallery@opiumgewichte.com www.opiumgewichte.com VAT ID DE286505776 © 2022 text & photos Galerie Michael Herrfurth

front cover: Miniature Buddha statues, silver, Thailand, 19th century or earlier catalogue no. 4, 5 (Buddha right in stock) frontispiece: Karaweik 1, 2.5 viss, catalogue no. 77 opposite: Buddha, Laos, catalogue no. 1

The worshipping of the Buddha, Shan States, 18th - 19th century, catalogue no. 11

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Christmas Special 2022 Contents object no. Foreword Part I I Buddha / Religious Statues 1 - 15 II Buddhist Manuscripts, Sazigyo, Title Indicator 16 - 32 III Silver 33 - 43 IV Bells 44 - 48 V Bronze & Brass 49 - 53 VI Burmese Lacquerware 54 - 64 VII Textiles 65 - 70 Part II VIII Burmese Weights (Birds) 71 - 89 IX Burmese Weights (Beasts) 90 - 104 Subject-related books and magazines Sources and further reading Pricelist for packaging and shipping Notice
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Miniature Buddha statue, silver alloy Northern Thailand / Laos, 19th century or earlier (catalogue no. 6)

Dear friends and collectors,

With a few treasures of Asian art and antiques as well as some old Burmese weights, brought to you with our catalogue no. 30, we want to sweeten your run-up to Christmas.

From an old Munich collection we acquired a group of superb miniature Buddha statues, made of silver (a few of high-grade silver others of an alloy with low silver content). They originate from different eras and regions throughout Southeast Asia.

Four Kammavaca manuscripts from our own collection with 4, 5, 6 and 7 lines of script show the evolution of the Kammavaca from the early 1700s to 1935 (dated). The two later manuscripts bear the maker’s signature and the name of city and quarter where it was produced. A rare feature and a special chance for collectors.

To complete the manuscript section we offer a few extraordinary fine sazigyo from mid-19th century to 1925 (dated) as well as an interesting group of title indicators for Thai Buddhist manuscripts.

With silver jewellery from the Golden Triangle and China, Burmese lacquerware, and - for the first time - antique textiles from Laos, Thailand and Cambodia, acquired from an old German collection, we complete Part I of our Christmas Special.

The collectors of Burmese weights find our “Opium Weights” in Part II of the catalogue.

If you are looking for an item that has been already sold, please send us your inquiry by e-mail. Possibly we have similar objects in stock.

2022 was a successful year for our small gallery. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and customers who made this possible.

Wishing all of you a peaceful Christmas and holiday season as well as good health and happiness for the New Year!

Please enjoy our Christmas Special. Michael

Foreword Christmas Special 2022

1 Seated

Buddha, bronze, Northern Thailand or Laos, 19th c. or earlier A seated bronze statue of Buddha on a lotus throne. Please note the large, impressive radiance with traces of gilding. Small curls are precisely arranged in lines. The eyes with pupils are downcast. The ear lobes are rather short. The lips are fine and detailed executed. The shoulder is rather tight and the arm with the earth touching gesture is long and slender. The statue appears in perfect proportion and with a superb dark patina. condition: cracks to the base and body, partly restored, hairline crack to the neck, repairs weight: 1,38 kg height: 270 x 118 x 70 mm / 10.63 x 4.65 x 2.78 in provenance: art market, Germany price: 1’280 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

2 Seated Buddha, bronze, Laos, early era, before 1778

A rather small but heavy Buddha statue. The Buddha is seated in padmasana on an undecorated pedestal on four feet. The right hand in bhumisparsha mudra The radiance is surrounded by lotus leaves. The top is broken. Please note the curved shape of the right hand Natural dark copper patina. weight: 1.27 kg height: 205 x 89 x 63 mm 8.07 x 3.5 x 2.48 in reference: Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, pp 130, 204 top right provenance: art market, Germany price: 650 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

3 Seated Buddha, Cambodia, around 1900

The Buddha is seated in lotus position on a high pedestal with right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, left resting in his lap. Alloy over a composite core. Partly losses to the metal sheet. weight: 925 grams dimensions: 155 x 115 x 75 mm / 6.1 x 4.53 x 2.95 in provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

Please consider that the silver miniature Buddha statues offered as nos. 4 to 10 are small and partly very small.

4 Seated miniature Buddha statue, silver, Shan States (Burma), 19th century or earlier The Buddha, cast from high-grade silver, seated in half lotus position on flat base, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra. Hairs are depicted plain without curls, the face with a bright smile condition: Excellent! Smooth surface. weight: 77 grams height: 53 mm / 2.09 in (without base) provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: 230 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

5 Seated miniature Buddha statue, silver alloy, Thailand / Laos, 19th century The remarkable tall and slender image of the Buddha is seated in half lotus position, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra A very fine, clear and detailed presentation of the Buddha. The miniature statue is mounted on a light square base. condition: Excellent! weight: 56 grams height: 57 mm / 2.24 in (without base) provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001; art market, Germany price: sold

6 Seated miniature Buddha statue, silver alloy, Northern Thailand / Laos, 19th century or earlier The Buddha is seated in half lotus position, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra Please note his big head and with downcast eyes the expression of deep meditation in his face condition: Excellent! weight: 36 grams dimensions: 43 mm / 1.69 in provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: 185 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

7 Seated miniature Buddha statue, silver, Thailand, 19th century

The Buddha, made of silver and very well elaborated, seated on a double lotus throne in half lotus position, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra. condition: Excellent! weight: 61 grams dimensions: 61 mm / 2.4 in provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold

8 Seated miniature Buddha statue, probably Laos or Cambodia, 19th century

The Buddha, cast from white metal, probably with a low silver content, seated on a high throne in half lotus position, the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra. The Buddha is depicted with long ear lobes touching his shoulders and a large ushnisha. condition: The metal sheet, originally covered the base, is completely lost. The Buddha statue is in very good condition. weight: 67 grams dimensions: 75 mm / 2.64 in provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold

Seated miniature Buddha statue catalogue no. 9 b)

Two of the Buddhas are depicted with the more rare dhyana mudra (left and right). The Buddha in the centre offers a conch shell with his right hand, a symbol of dharma, the teaching of the Buddha. A very rare presentation of the Buddha

The Buddha left is enthroned on a double lotus, centre on a three-tiered and right on a multitiered double lotus throne.

a) high-grade silver condition: fine, detailed work, excellent condition weight: 17 grams height: 31 mm / 1.22 in provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold b) silver alloy, with conch shell in his right hand condition: fine, detailed work, excellent condition weight: 24 grams height: 41 mm / 1.61 in provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold c) silver alloy condition: fine, detailed work, excellent condition weight: 25 grams height: 41 mm / 1.61 in provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold

9 Three seated miniature Buddha statues, silver alloy, Thailand, 19th century

10 Seated miniature Buddha statues, silver alloy, Thailand / Laos, 19th century

Three seated Buddha figurines in half lotus position, each with the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra

The central and right figure are made of high-grade silver, while the figure left is made of silver alloy. All three Buddha statues are very well elaborated, right with slender body and smooth surface.

a) silver alloy condition: fine, detailed work, excellent condition weight: 13 grams (inclusive base) height: 35 mm / 1.38 in (with stand) provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold

b) high-grade silver condition: Buddha statue in good condition weight: 13 grams (inclusive base) height: 39 mm / 1.54 in (with stand) provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold

c) high-grade silver condition: fine, detailed work, smooth surface, excellent condition weight: 17 grams (inclusive base) height: 39 mm / 1.54 in (with stand) provenance: German private collection, acquired before 2001, art market, Germany price: sold

Seated miniature Buddha statue catalogue no. 10 c)

11 Worshipping of the Buddha, Shan States, Burma, 18th to 19th century

These small works of metalsmiths from the Shan States are rarely offered. They depict the main stations of the life of the Buddha. These lacquered, gilt metal objects were used as votive offerings to be sealed in the walls of newly build pagodas. The Buddha and the Nat are fixed, the worshippers hang loosely to the ring. condition: old wear, good condition considering age and use height: 125 mm / 4.92 in diameter 80 mm / 3.15 in reference: Burmese Buddhist Sculpture, The Johan Monger Collection, Otto Karow, White Lotus, Bangkok 1991 provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

12 Khandoba and Mhalsi on horseback, Deccan, India, 18th century

A detailed brass statue of Shiva as Khandoba with his wife Parvati as Mhalsi, depicted as an image of a warrior riding a horse. The sculpture consists of two separate parts. condition: smooth worn condition, crack to the base, Mandorla missing dimensions: 115 x 78 x 53 mm / 4.53 x 3.07 x 2.08 in reference: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/75277 provenance: art market, Germany price: 210 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

13 Bhu Devi sculpture, Copper alloy, Southern India, circa 18th century or earlier Bhu Devi, the goddess of earth, stands with a lotus bud in her right hand on a circular lotus pedestal fixed to a rectangular base. Her hair is piled up to a conical headdress with a lotus bud on the back of her head. Beside Sri Devi, Bhu Devi is one of the two consorts of Vishnu, often depicted as a triad sculpture, flanking Vishnu in mirrored poses. Sri Devi is distinguished from Bhu Devi by a breast band that adorns her chest condition: very good condition with extensive wear, minor traces of paste used during worship, fine copper patina height: 100 mm / 3.94 in reference: Norton Simon Museum: https://www.nortonsimon.org/art/detail/M.1975.17.1.S provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

14 Small bronze figure of Hanuman, India, 18th century or earlier

A bronze sculpture of Hanuman, the famous monkey general in Hindu mythology, stands on a circular lotus pedestal with a square bottom. His hands clasped in Anjali mudra and in obeisance, his long tail scrolling up to his head Hanuman is depicted in anthropomorphic form, only face and his upwards curved tail confirming his monkey identity. condition: very good condition with extensive wear, remnants of black coating, natural copper patina height: 73 mm / 2.87 in reference: The British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_1998-0616-31 provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

15 Miniature figurine of a mahout astride an elephant,

India,

19th century

A miniature figure of a mahout astride an elephant, made of bronze or brass. Possibly the Hindu god Indra with his elephant Airavata is depicted here. condition: very good condition with extensive wear, traces of red powder, natural patina weight: 54 grams height: 41 mm / 1.61 in provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

16 Early Kammavaca manuscript, Mon (Burma), 17th or early 18th century

This early Buddhist manuscript consists 14 thin, fragile lacquered and (partly) gilded palm leaf folios with two wooden covers. Four lines of black lacquer writing in large square letters on an undecorated silver ground and the narrow punctuation symbols in red ink indicate the early time of origin (N. F. Singer: “14th century to early decades of the 18th century”) The lotus flower that graces the front page can be found in a tighter form as the radiance on Buddha images (see no. 1 in this catalogue). condition: one gilded main page with lotus bud decoration is missing, some edges and holes are restored with red lacquer dimensions: cover 544 x 89 mm / 21.42 x 3.5 in leaves 533 x 84 mm / 20.98 x 3.31 in reference: Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3, May-June 1993 Noel F. Singer "KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS"

Buddhism Illuminated, Manuscript Art from South-East Asia, San San May and Jana Igunma, British Library, May 2018, p. 120, fig. 3.19 price: 1’428 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 1’200 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

17 Rare “Angel”-Kammavaca, Burma, late 18th to mid-19th century

This Buddhist manuscript consists 12 thin lacquered and gilded palm leaf folios with two wooden covers. Five lines of script on gold ground with fine floral decoration. ANGELS (!) separated by parrots in circles on both covers and Hintha birds in framed circles resemble mandalas. Even though the cover size match the size of the leaves, it’s not sure whether the wooden covers are originally belongs to this manuscript or replaced damaged or lost pieces. But however, images of Western angels on Kammavaca covers are extremely rare, especially in this quality (please compare reference below). condition: gilding partly rubbed at covers and leaves, edges with chips, otherwise this Kammavaca is in fine age-related condition dimensions: cover 568 x 108 mm / 22.36 x 4.25 in leaves 540 x 95 mm / 21.26 x 3.74 in reference: Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3, May-June 1993 Noel F. Singer "KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS", pp. 102 and 104 with an image of a Western angel price: 1’547 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 1’300 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

18 “Mandalay” Kammavaca, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century

This Buddhist manuscript consists 16 lacquered and gilded folios with two wooden covers. With 6 lines of script it represents the Kammavaca manuscripts of the late 19th / early 20th century. In contrast to the common manuscripts of this time, the figures on the first and last leaf hold inscribed banners in Burmese script that can be read “Mandalay City”, "Tama kone", "Kammawa-sa”. It’s also inscribed with the artist’s and merchant's name "U Sein" as the maker’s signature. condition: excellent complete manuscript with only minor chips to the edges, accurate square script, fine gilding dimensions: cover 590 x 142 mm / 23.23 x 5.59 in leaves 568 x 137 mm / 22 36 x 5 39 in reference: Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3, May-June 1993 Noel F. Singer "KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS" price: 1’309 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 1’100 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

19 “Mandalay” Kammavaca, Buddhist manuscript, Burma, 1934/35

This large important Buddhist manuscript consists 14 lacquered and gilded folios with two wooden covers. With 7 lines of script it follows the chronological order that Noel Singer describes in the below mentioned source from the very early Kammavaca with 4 lines, Kammavaca from the 18th / early 19th century with 5 lines, the 19th /early 20th century Kammavaca with 6 line and the Kammavaca from the first half of the 20th century with 7 lines of script (Singer shows a very similar Kammavaca, dated 1937) This rare high-quality manuscript from Mandalay is dated 1296 Myanmar Era (1934/35), was donated by Daw Khin Son, their children, grand and great-grandchildren, all mentioned by name At the same time the family donated to the monastery near Nyaungdon, northwest of Rangoon, “as a good deed for nibbana”.

Both covers show the long donor’s inscription, the leaves are inscribed with “Mandalay Tatkon” and even with the artist’s name: Ko Din Than. condition: complete manuscript in excellent condition with only minor chips to the edges, accurate square script, fine gilding dimensions: cover 633 x 183 mm / 24.92 x 7.20 in leaves 620 x 175 mm / 24.41 x 6.89 in provenance: art market, Germany reference: Noel F. Singer "KAMMAVACA TEXTS, THEIR COVERS AND BINDING RIBBONS", Arts of Asia, Volume 23, Number 3, May-June 1993, p. 103 price: 1’950 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

20 Manuscript box and palm leaf manuscript, Northwest Thailand (Lanna), Shan or Laos, 19th century

A wooden storage box for palm leaf manuscripts including its Kammavaca. The manuscript, possibly written in Tai Tam or Lao Tam script and incised on ordinary palm leaves, bound together with a red cotton cord. The wooden covers, originally decorated with coloured glass and lacquer are heavily damaged, while the palm leaves are still readable and in good age-related condition.

The box, standing on four beautiful carved feet, is lacquered black with lavish floral decorations in gold. An almost identical box is part of the British Library collection (Or 16893). An old sticker inside the lid of the box is labelled “Palembang, Sum.”. But it’s neither the origin of the box nor of the manuscript. Probably purchased in Sumatra about 100 years ago. Both manuscript covers are very fragile. A few lose pieces of wood, lacquer and one large, green-coloured glass tile will be added.

dimensions box: 685 x 110 x 107 mm / 26.97 x 4.33 x 4.21 in dimensions ms: cover 565 x 60 mm / 22.24 x 2.36 in leaves 560 x 55 mm / 22.05 x 2.17 in reference: Buddhism Illuminated, Manuscript Art from South-East Asia, San San May and Jana Igunma, British Library, May 2018, p. 130, fig. 3.27, pp. 162/163, fig. 4.26

The beauty of palm leaf manuscripts (3): storage and preservation, Jana Igunma, Henry Ginsburg Curator for Thai, Lao and Cambodian, British Library, Asian and African studies blog, 2015 provenance: art market, Germany price (box incl. manuscript): 480 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Writing box, teak wood, Southeast Asia, late 19th / early 20th century

This portable writing box from colonial times is made of teak wood, originally lacquered black. The box is divided in four storage compartments of different sizes - elongated and square, three deep, one elongated flat section - has a finely carved domed lid, fixed to the box with two hinges. The vanishing lacquer reveals the beautiful texture and grain of the wood.

As common for traditional Southeast Asian furniture the box was not crafted with glue or nails, but with mortise and tenon joinery, expressing a particular aesthetic value. The bottom has been mounted with 12 wooden pins.

A special edge to the back of the box holds the lid, when opened. dimensions: 308 x 96 x 107 mm / 12.13 x 3.78 x 4.21 in condition: good worn condition with minor chips and scratches, key lost provenance: art market, Germany price: 340 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

22 Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, mid-19th century

An indigo blue sazigyo with a thick cord, large letters and a restrained decoration to both ends of the ribbon. Good condition with some wear here and there. A minor damage, where the sazigyo was wrapped around the edges of the Kammavaca. 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: 3360 mm / 132 3 in width: 29 mm / 1.14 in price: sold

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A simple sazigyo in red, undyed yarn and green without text or images. The sazigyo inclusive the thick braided cord is in very good condition. 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: 4550 mm / 179.1 in width: 22 mm / 0 87 in price: 101,15 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 85 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)
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length: 4730 mm / 186.2 in width: 17 mm / 0 67 in price: 214,20 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 180 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)
25 Sazigyo binding
Burma,
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AD) This sazigyo is beautiful decorated and in rare excellent condition with bright colours and good contrast. Also loop and cord are in very good condition. Risers and fallers adorned with special “Christmas tree” decoration. The sazigyo starts with the initial invocation “zeyatu” enclosed between two lion beasts. It’s dated 1269 Myanmar era (ME). 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
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26 Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, dated 1262 ME (1899/1900 AD) This sazigyo in green and red with yellow edges (colours slightly faded), is beautiful decorated and in very good condition Loop and cord are intact The initial invocation “zeyatu” at the beginning of the sazigyo is followed by the year (1262 ME) enclosed between two lion beasts. The verse-count was important to the weaver and recorded on the sazigyo. Here: 68 reference:
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27 Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, dated 1280 ME (1918/1919 AD)

This 5 m long sazigyo is lavishly decorated and in excellent condition with bright colours, good contrast and only a very few stains. Also loop and cord are in perfect condition. As usually the sazigyo starts with the initial invocation “zeyatu” enclosed between two lion beasts. It’s dated 1280 ME. The verse-count was important to the weaver and recorded on the sazigyo. Here: 80 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: 5060 mm / 199.2 in width: 16 mm / 0 63 in price: sold

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28 Sazigyo binding ribbon, Burma, dated 1289 ME (1927/1928 AD) This 5 m long sazigyo with rich decoration is in very good condition with strong colours, good contrast and only a few stains. The loop is in very good condition. The cord has a flat end that probably starts to dissolve. As usually the sazigyo starts with the initial invocation “zeyatu” enclosed between a fish and a lion beast. It’s dated 1289 ME. The verse-count was important to the weaver and recorded on the sazigyo. Here: 69 reference:
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29 Large wooden title indicator for manuscripts, Thailand 19th century

A very large title indicator, made of wood and lacquered black, as a finding aid to identifying a manuscript. The title indicator was fixed to the manuscript with a cord. Manuscript title and content list is incised on the front in three lines of white script. condition: very good condition with minor signs of wear length: 408 mm / 16 06 in reference: Buddhism Illuminated, Manuscript Art from South-East Asia, San San May and Jana Igunma, British Library, May 2018, p. 30, fig. 1 28 provenance: art market, Germany price: 180 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

30 Wooden title indicator for manuscripts, Thailand 19th century

A title indicator, made of wood and lacquered black, as a finding aid to identifying a manuscript. The title indicator was fixed to the manuscript with a cord. Manuscript title and content list is incised on the front in two lines white script. Also incised script on the back. condition: very good condition with minor signs of wear length: 277 mm / 10.91 in reference: Buddhism Illuminated, Manuscript Art from South-East Asia, San San May and Jana Igunma, British Library, May 2018, p. 30, fig. 1.28 provenance: art market, Germany price: 120 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

31 Wooden title indicator for manuscripts, Thailand, 19th century

A title indicator, made of wood and carved with beautiful floral ornaments and a Hintha bird in the center. The whole on the top was used to fix it with a cord to the manuscript. The manuscript title is written on the front in black ink Text is also incised on the back (without ink) condition: very good condition with minor signs of wear length: 220 mm / 8.66 in reference: Buddhism Illuminated, Manuscript Art from South-East Asia, San San May and Jana Igunma, British Library, May 2018, p. 30, fig. 1 28 provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

32 Title indicator for manuscripts, Thailand, 19th / early 20th century

A finely cast title indicator, made of brass. The hole on the top was used to fix it with a cord to the manuscript. The manuscript title is incised on the front condition: very good condition with minor signs of wear length: 274 mm / 10 79 in reference: Buddhism Illuminated, Manuscript Art from South-East Asia, San San May and Jana Igunma, British Library, May 2018, p. 30, fig. 1 28 provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

33 A large round silver box, Thailand or Cambodia, 1st quarter 20th century An impressive round silver box with the twelve Chinese zodiac animals amidst rich floral and scrolling repoussé decoration on all sides as well as on the lid. The bottom of the box is plain without any signature. This extraordinary fine and detailed work shows a superb craftsmanship. A collector’s piece! condition: excellent condition weight: 596 grams height: 107 mm / 4.21 in diameter: 169 mm / 6.65 in provenance: European art market price: 1.680 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

34 A rare silver bracelet, Shan or Wa / Lawa, Golden Triangle, Burma / Thailand / Laos, 19th century or earlier A fine old silver Shan or Wa / Lawa bracelet with wire embellishment, quite heavy for its size. condition: signs of old wear as expected, good condition weight: 160 grams max. diameter: 62 mm / 2.44 in height: 48 mm / 1.89 in provenance: private collection Switzerland, acquired locally in the 1990s reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 40 price: 420 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

Flat silver bangles with engraved design, mainly worn by Lahu, Akha and Lisu women. The ornaments are mostly well visible. reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, pp. 38 to 41 provenance: private collection Switzerland, acquired in the 1980s

a) (top) A large, wide silver bangle. weight: 66 grams width: 40 mm / 1.57 in max. diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in price: 140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) (below) Another large, wide silver bangle. weight: 75 grams width: 32 mm / 1.26 in max diameter: 63 mm / 2.48 in price: 160 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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

36 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 still in good condition with only minor signs of wear. One bracelet with dents. weight: 60 grams (pair) max diameter: 63 mm / 2 48 in width: 22 mm / 0.87 in reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984, p. 47 price for the pair: sold

37 A pair of silver bracelets, Golden Triangle (Thailand / Laos / Burma), 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: 130 grams (pair) max. diameter: 69 mm / 2.72 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 Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Singapore: https://www.roots.gov.sg/Collection-Landing/listing/1022854 price: 297,50 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 250 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

38 Solid open bracelet, silver, Hmong Mien, Golden Triangle, around 1900 Solid silver bracelet with flattened ends. Worn by ethnic groups of the Golden Triangle between Thailand, Burma and Laos. Fine geometric pattern, partly worn leaving a smooth surface. condition: very good condition, minor wear weight: 67 grams diameter: 64 mm / 2.52 in width: 12 mm / 0 47 in provenance: private collection, Switzerland, acquired locally in the 1990s reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 41 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 2005.398a, b price: 165 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

39 Very large, heavy apron counterweight, silver alloy, Miao/Dong, Guizhou prov-
Autonomous Region Qiandongnan, Congjiang District, China, 20th century “The distinguishing motif for these weights is […] the spiral, which either as a flat or conical shape terminates the ends of these counterweights. This symbol dates to Neolithic Chinese pottery. Though its meaning in every day Miao life has become distanced from the ancient symbol, spirals originally represented the never-ending cycle of life. Either fiber or silver chains with silver coins used as buttons tie around the counterweight’s loops and connect to fabric ties on the back of aprons. Depending on the style, counterweights weigh between ½ to 1 ½ pounds…” [1] weight: 590 grams (1 ⅓ pounds) dimensions: 204 x 145 x 59 mm / 8.03 x 5.71 x 2 32 in reference: [1] https://www.bowers.org/index.php/collection/collection-blog/spunsilver-apron-counterweights-of-the-dong-and-miao provenance: European art market price: 520 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)
ince,
40 A Miao/Dong
Two spirals connected by an S-shaped band with floral engravings Made of regional silver alloy. Fine detailed work in excellent condition. weight: 119 grams dimensions: 133 x 91 mm / 5.24 x 3.58 in reference: Musée des Arts Asiatique (ed.), De Fil et d'Argent. Mémoire de Miao de Chine, Nice 2005, p. 120-121 and Anne
A World of Necklaces, Africa, Aaia, Oceania, America, Milan
pp 300 and 438 provenance: European art market price: 470 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) inclusive custom-made stand
silver counterweight, Guizhou province, Autonomous Region Qiandongnan, Congjiang District, China, mid-20th century
Leurquin,
2003,
Photo credit: https://killbill.fandom.com/wiki/Pai_Mei

41 Large hair pin, silver, China, late 19th to mid-20th century

A large solid silver hairpin, excellent elaborated with fine, detailed decoration on the top. The Chinese Kung Fu master Pai Mei, a character in the Tarantino movie “Kill Bill II” and other films and television series, graces his hair bun with a very similar hair pin (see picture above). Interestingly there is a later inscription on two sides of the upper part. condition: good condition with minor wear and traces of use, bruise to the tip of the lotus bud, the rod slightly bent weight: 87 grams length: 262 mm / 10.31 in provenance: art market, Germany price: 390 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

42 Hair pin, silver, China, late 19th to mid-20th century A slightly smaller hairpin, made of solid silver, with fine, detailed decoration on the top. condition: good condition with minor wear and traces of use, bruise to the tip of the lotus bud, the rod slightly bent weight: 51 grams height: 232 mm / 9.13 in provenance: art market, Germany reference: National Museum of Singapore https://www.roots.gov.sg/Collection-Landing/listing/1134101 price: 235 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

43 Fibula, solid silver, China, early to mid-20th century

A fibula (cloak pin), executed in fine solid silver work with a diamond or flower symbol on the top, a long spiral rod as middle section and a heavy square finial. condition: excellent condition with only minor wear weight: 78 grams length: 180 mm / 7.09 in provenance: art market, Germany price: sold

44 Ancient bronze bell, Pyu (Burma), 1st millennium AD

Rare bronze bell from one of the Pyu sites, such as Sri Ksetra, Beikhtano-myo or the Samon Valley south of Mandalay. Beautiful design and excellent condition. Bell with custom-made stand. condition: fine condition especially considering the age, verdigris, encrustations and little soiling dimensions: 92 x 41 x 25 mm / 3.62 x 1.61 x 0 98 in (without stand) weight: 48 grams reference: Elizabeth H. Moore, Early Landscapes of Myanmar, Riverbooks 2007, p. 107 Charles J. Opitz, An Ethnographic Study of Traditional Money, First Impression Printing, 2000, pp. 79/80 price: sold

45 Cow Bell, Burma, early 20th century

This beautiful antique cow bell from central Burma, cast in bronze, shows the traditional ornamental, almost heart-shaped design. The bell comes with the (most likely) original clapper. Even worn, the bell is in good condition with natural grown patina. weight: 578 grams dimensions: 100 x 59 x 90 mm / 3.94 x 2.32 x 3.54 in (without stand) price: 175 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) inclusive custom-made stand

46 Cow Bell, Burma, early 20th century

This beautiful antique cow bell from central Burma, cast in bronze, shows the traditional ornamental design. The bell comes with the two original clappers and bears the maker’s name in Burmese script (U Nyo) on the top. Even worn and with a vertical hairline crack on one side, the bell is in good condition with warm, natural grown patina. weight: 596 grams (incl. cord) dimensions: 102 x 50 x 88 mm / 7 09 x 1 97 x 3.46 in price: 160 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

47 Wooden buffalo bell, Southeast Asia, mid-20th century

These wooden buffalo bells are commonly used throughout Southeast Asia. Here we have a nice worn undecorated bell with four clappers, probably made of teakwood. The bell comes with a matching rattan rope. condition: signs of wear, slightly damaged on one arm (see picture above) dimension: 190 x 70 x 46 mm / 7.48 x 2.76 x 1.81 in weight: 168 grams price: 90 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

48 Vintage temple bell, Nepal or India, 1st half 20th century

A traditional heavy temple bell, cast of brass, from Nepal or India. Plenty of these bells hang beside the shrines and rung by worshippers. Usually these kind of bells are of smaller size. Here we have a rather heavy, large example with a good clear sound and its original iron clapper. condition: good condition with old wear, scratches and small dents weight: 1’607 grams height: 183 mm / 7 20 in diameter: 132 mm / 5.2 in price: sold

49 Three lime boxes, Southeast Asia, 19th century

A selection of three antique lime boxes in different design, made of bronze with fine natural grown patina and rich remnants of lime. The box left from Thailand or Cambodia, in stupa-shaped design, is in very good condition with only minor dents and traces of use. In the center we have a typical lime container from Laos with nice geometric pattern on the top. The lobed lime box right comes most-likely from the Philippines.

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

a (left) slender, stupa-shaped lime box from Thailand or Cambodia 19th century or earlier weight: 95 grams height: 92 mm / 3 74 in price: 140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b (center) Laos, lid with fine detailed decoration weight: 82 grams height: 89 mm / 3 5 in price: 95,20 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 80 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

c (right) Philippines, natural dark patina weight: 115 grams diameter: 32 mm / 1 26 in price: 85 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

50 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: 285 grams (incl. pestle) height (mortar): 84 mm / 3.31 in height (pestle): 110 mm / 4.33 in reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys River Books 2013, p. 23, fig. 19 price: 249,90 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 210 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

51 Antique bronze bangle, probably worn by the Naga or Chin, 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 or Chin 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: 83 grams outer diameter: 73 mm / 2.87 in inner diameter: 62 mm / 2.44 in price: 190,40 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 160 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

52 A dragon-head handle, China, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century A heavy handle, possibly for a bird cage, masterfully cast of solid bronze. Two smaller dragons emerge from the mouths of the bigger ones. Remnants of black coating condition: minor signs of wear, excellent condition, rich natural patina weight: 322 grams dimensions: 100 x 82 x 20 mm / 3.94 x 3.23 x 0.79 in provenance: private collection, Switzerland, acquired locally in the 1990s price: 320 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

price:
% VAT plus packaging and shipping)
53 Box style “Yuekou” padlock with key, China, early 20th century Original antique Chinese Brass Padlock with key. Used to lock boxes and chests. This heavy, well working padlock, is complete with splitting spring and original sliding key. weight: 396 grams (inclusive key) length: 205 mm / 8.07 in condition: worn, but in good working condition provenance: European art market reference: Traditional Chinese Yuekou locks, Yang Zhang and Kuo-Hung Hsiao, Mechanical Sciences 2020
125 Euro* (incl. 19

54 Offering vessel, hsun ok or hsun gwet, probably Pyay (Prome), Bago region, early 20th century This vessel, made of bamboo and lacquer, is assembled from four parts, lacquered red. The bowl stands on 6 feet. condition: old wear, rubbing to the lacquer, very good condition considering age and use dimensions: 255 x 235 mm / 10.04 x 9.25 in provenance: European art market reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 134 Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000, fig. 160 Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 126 (6:16) price: 380 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

55 Large rattan lacquered tray, byat, Burma, around 1900

A large lacquered tray, made of fine dense basketry work with 8 porcelain feet. With traces of wear to the face, leaving a beautiful patina. An rare fine collector’s piece. condition: old wear, natural patina, very good condition considering age and use dimensions: 485 x 70 mm / 19.09 x 2.76 in provenance: private collection Switzerland, acquired in Chiangmai 1991 reference: Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000, fig. 139 Catherine Raymond, U Than Htun, Ralph

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Laque & Or de Birmanie,

Milano 2011, pp. 158, cat. 59 U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 161 (fig. 354) price: 520 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

Isaacs, Silvana Editoriale,

56 A set of three smaller betel boxes, kun it, Bagan, early 20th century Made of bamboo and lacquer, betel-boxes of this style (yun décor) were popular for hundreds of years. Here we offer three boxes of similar colour and pattern in different sizes, condition: old wear, fine cracks to the lacquer, minor chips, good condition considering age and use a (left) dimensions: 110 x 100 mm / 4.33 x 3.94 in b (centre) dimensions: 105 x 80 mm / 4.13 x 3.15 in c (right) dimensions: 125 x 100 mm / 4.92 x 3.94 in provenance: European art market reference: Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000, fig. 7 price (set of three): sold

57 Rice bowl, Kyaukka, Burma,

1st quarter to mid-20th century

This fluted black lacquered bowls with red interior were used to serve rice prepared for the family (Sylvia Fraser-Lu). U Than Htun describes it as water bowl. Very good and precisely executed. condition: a few signs of use, very good condition considering age and use dimensions: 235 x 135 mm / 9.25 x 5.31 in provenance: European art market reference: Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 102 (5:27) U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 123 (fig. 285 & 287) price: 140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

58 Betel-box, kun it, Bagan, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century This kun it with two internal trays has been made of bamboo and lacquer. Its complex design of a remarkably density consists moving humans, beasts, birds on green background elements. condition: the box shows several smaller damages, small repairs and old wear, surface cracks and chips to the lacquer dimensions: 160 x 140 mm / 6.3 x 5.51 in provenance: European art market reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 74 price: sold

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red
and
this
condition:
age and use height: 225 mm / 8.86 in diameter: 417 mm / 16 4 in provenance: European art market reference: U
Lacquerware
pp.
Ralph
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price: 490 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)
59 Red lacquered htamin ok, Bago, probably Gwedan-She village, Lower Burma, early 20th century
rare fine 8-ribbed, black and
lacquered Hsun ok from the Bago region, made of bamboo
lacquer Ralph Isaacs describes
type of vessel as htamin ok (food dish with cover).
typical old wear, rubbing to the lacquer, very good condition considering
Than Htun (Dedaye),
Journeys, River Books 2013,
46-54
Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000.
137
60 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: 270 mm / 10.63 in diameter: 390 mm / 15.35 in reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 218 Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 129 (6:22) price: 390* Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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

A smaller offering 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 chips on the edges and rubbing to the lacquer, but the stand is in good overall condition. height: 225 mm / 8 86 in diameter: 303 mm / 11 93 in reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 218 Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 129 (6:22) price: 250* Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

62 Flat covered betel-box, kun it, Bagan, Burma, early 20th century A parrot graces the centre of the lid, sitting on a branch with an inscription. There is also the maker’s signature on the bottom. condition: old wear, fine cracks and minor chips to the lacquer, good condition considering age and use dimensions: 205 x 100 mm / 8.07 x 3.94 in provenance: European art market reference: Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 110 (5:67), p. 199 (9:18) price: 160 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

63 Lacquered clothes box, bi it, Burma, late 19th / early 20th century The box is made of woven split bamboo, lacquered black and red. A good heavy clothes box on four feed, rare to find. condition: old wear, good condition considering age and use dimensions: 420 x 230 x 210 mm / 16.53 x 9.06 x 8.27 in provenance: European art market reference: Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 110 (5:67), p. 199 (9:18)

Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000 pp. 113-114 price: 440 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

64 Two drinking cups (kwet), Bagan, woven box, Padaung, 20th century The cups are made of bamboo and lacquered black. Painted with geometric pattern. The small black lacquered basketry betel box with two neatly woven inner trays is decorated with red and undyed bands of bamboo. condition: very good condition considering age and use dimensions cups: 77 x 99 mm / 3.03 x 3.9 in box: 90 x 88 mm / 3.54 x 3.46 in provenance: European art market reference: Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000, fig. 144 U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 214, fig. 497 price (set): 120 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

65 Head-cloth (Phaa Khan Hua), Northeast Laos, early 20th century Made of cotton, silk and supplementary weft (supplementary-weft patterning), probably a shamanic textile. condition: old wear as expected, some lost fringes, very good condition, especially considering the age dimensions: 1680 x 460/390 mm / 66.1 x 18.1/15.4 in provenance: private collection, Germany reference: Linda McIntosh, Indigo Shamanic Textiles of Northern Laos and Vietnam; Textiles Asia Journal, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2011 The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Accession Number: 2021.2.8 price: 520 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

66 Ikat skirt (Sin Mii Taa), Laos, early 20th century

An ikat organized in vertical bands, large bands called “Mii Taa”. Since the borders of the skirts often lacking pattern, here we have a rather rare example with a fine horizontal decoration. condition: old wear, small holes, good condition considering age and use dimensions: 750 x 640/680 mm / 29.5 x 25.2/26.8 in provenance: private collection, Germany reference: Linda S. McIntosh, Threads of Society in Laos, Presentation for the Textile Research Centre, 2019

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Accession Number: 1996.17.4 and 2011.3.5 Mattiebelle Gittinger, H. Leedom Lefferts Jr., Textiles and the Tai Experience in Southeast Asia, The Textile Museum, Washington 1992, fig. 5.5 (color plates, page 216) price: 290 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

67 Antique silk ikat, ceremonial skirt cloth, Cambodia, circa 1900 Ceremonial skirt (sampot chawng kbun) from Cambodia, made of silk and natural dyes, with dens swastika design. An almost identical ikat belongs to the collection of the Art Gallery New South Wales (Please see reference and link below.). condition: small holes, stains, good condition overall dimensions: 2710 x 860 mm / 106.7 x 33.9 in provenance: private collection, Germany reference: Art Gallery New South Wales, Accession number 232.2003 https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/collection/works/232.2003/ price: 420 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)
68 Antique silk ikat (sampot chawng kbun), Cambodia or Northeast Thailand, 1st quarter to mid-20th century A very fine and in this condition rare antique silk ikat (woman’s skirt cloth) with small-scale diamond lattice pattern in the traditional colours of yellow, red, blue/black and green. condition: excellent condition with only minor signs of wear dimensions: 1800 x 790 mm / 70.9 x 31.1 in provenance: private collection, Germany reference: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Accession Number: 2006.3.3 and 2018.2.7 price: 320 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)
69 Half a blanket (pa hom), Houophan Province, Sam Tai, Northern Laos, 20th century A part of a blanket with geometric motifs and anthropomorphic symbols To complete a blanket usually two parts are sewn together. condition: old wear, three small holes, vibrant colours, good condition dimensions: 1240 x 420 mm / 48.8 x 16.5 in provenance: private collection, Germany reference: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Accession Number: T-0395 price: 140 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)
scarf, made of silk and cotton. This
textile fragment shows old wear with a few small holes, a few
are partly lost, but bright col-
still remain. Good
considering age and use. dimensions: 610 x 420 mm / 24 0 x 16.5 in provenance: private collection, Germany reference: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Accession Number: 2011.3.4 price: 120 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)
70 A fragment of a head scarf, Vietnam or Northeast Laos, 1st half 20th century End section of a vintage handwoven head
beautiful
fringes
ours
condition
Hardcover, dust jacket and cloth covered slip cover Rare deluxe limited edition numbered
750 144 pages,
English condition: very good, some small signs of wear, all pages with slightly wavy edges (no water damages), hardcover with two small stains provenance: book market, USA price: 580 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)
The Thirty-Seven Nats: A Phase of Spirit Worship Prevailing in Burma, Sir Richard Carnac Temple, Reprint, Kiscadale Publications, 1991 The Thirty-Seven Nats: A Phase of Spirit Worship Prevailing in Burma Author: Sir Richard Carnac Temple Reprint by Kiscadale Publications, London, 1991
293 of
language:

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, back cover slightly damaged price: 85 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: 80 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)

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 – Bird-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)

An important source of information and photographic documentation for every collector of Southeast Asian antiques from Burma, the Golden Triangle and the Shan States.

John Murray, London 1910, 1st 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: 130 Euro (incl. VAT plus packaging and shipping)

Leslie Milne, Rev. Wilbur Willis Cochrane, Shans at home

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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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

Michael

- end of revocation notice -

(Source / Quelle: http://www.haendlerbund.de)

Christmas Special 2022 Catalogue no. 30

Herrfurth Gallery Asian Art.

Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB)

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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) 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.

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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.

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(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.

§ 6 Vorbehalt bei Nichtverfügbarkeit

Der Anbieter sichert nicht zu, dass die Website bzw. der pdf-Katalog stets aktuell und die dargestellte Ware noch verfügbar ist.

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Eigentumsvorbehalt

Die gelieferte Ware verbleibt bis zur vollständigen Bezahlung im Eigentum des Anbieters.

§ 8 Fälligkeit

Die Zahlung des Kaufpreises ist mit Vertragsschluss fällig.

§ 9 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.

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Preise

(1) Alle Preise verstehen sich in Euro.

(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.

(3) Eine Garantie wird von dem Anbieter nicht erklärt.

§ 10 Haftungsausschluss

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

(3) Vorschriften des Produkthaftungsgesetzes (ProdHaftG) bleiben unberührt.

§ 11 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.

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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)

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Aufrechnung

Ein Aufrechnungsrecht des Kunden besteht nur, wenn seine zur Aufrechnung gestellte Forderung rechtskräftig festgestellt wurde oder unbestritten ist.

Rechtswahl & Gerichtsstand

(1) 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.

(2) Gerichtsstand für alle Streitigkeiten aus dem Vertragsverhältnis zwischen dem Kunden und dem Anbieter ist der Sitz des Anbieters,

Christmas Special 2022 Catalogue no. 30

Scene from the Upper Terrace of the Great Pagoda at Rangoon, to the South East

After Lt Joseph Moore, 1826 Later Offset-print, mid-20th century

Galerie Michael Herrfurth

Asian Art. www.opiumgewichte.com

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