Spring 2024 - catalogue no. 32

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Catalogue no. 32 – April 2024

Spring 2024 Asian Art & Burmese Weights
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 .

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.

Spring 2024

Asian Art & Burmese Weights

Catalogue no. 32 – April 2024

Offers are valid: 27 April - 30 June 2024

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen Germany

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© 2024 text & photos Galerie Michael Herrfurth

front cover:

Votive group depicting the hair cutting ceremony, Shan States (Burma), 18th-19th century catalogue no. 15

frontispiece: Gopala Krishna with cow and calf India, 19th century or earlier catalogue no. 22

opposite: Blue-greenish glass beads Pyu/Dvaravati, 1st millennium catalogue no. 55

figure of the seated

Wooden Buddha Shan, 19th century catalogue no. 4

Sources and further reading

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Contents object no. I Buddha / Religious Items 1 - 24 II Bronze & Brass 25 - 33 III Silver 34 - 46 IV Ceramics 47 - 54 V Beads 55 - 60 VI Lacquerware 61 - 66 VII Animal-shaped Weights 67 - 83
Spring 2024

Ancient bronze bracelets

northeast Thailand, 1st millennium - 13th century catalogue no. 25, 26 & 27

Three Chinthe weights, 1 viss Burma, 18th century catalogue no. 69, 71 & 72

1 Seated wooden figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, lacquered and gilded, late Amarapura, Burma, mid-19th century

The image of Buddha Shakyamuni seated in full lotus position on the high, decorated throne in bumisparsha mudra.

The statue is made of light wood, lacquered black and gilded finally.

The Buddha is wearing royal attire, typical for Amarapura Buddha statues. The head is characterized by elongated earlobes, touching the shoulders, and the enlarged finial, which emerges from the ushnisha The eyes are highlighted by large waved eye bows. The lips, with a suggested smile, carved very well condition: rubbing to the gilding, small chip to the tip of the flame, losses of lacquer and gilding around the cavity on the back, otherwise very good age-related condition

weight: 0.7 kg

dimensions: 430 x 173 x 90 mm

reference: Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P. 108

price: sold

2 Seated double Buddha statue of Gautama Buddha and future Maitreya Buddha, lacquered wood, Mon state (Burma), 17th to 18th century

Very rare image of the present and the future Buddha, seated on a double lotus throne, very likely from Mon State. Images from the Mon State often depicted with plain head, similar to Buddha statues from Bagan. Black lacquered wood with remnants of gilding.

A very similar image with almost the same double lotus base is illustrated in “Burmese Crafts” by S. Fraser-Lu (see reference below).

According to the statue at Dhammayan-Gyi Pagoda, Bagan, the image on the left shows Maitreya Buddha, on the right, Gautama, the historical Buddha.

Mounted on a heavy museum pedestal.

condition: weathering, damages, loss of wood and lacquer

weight: 3.9 kg (inclusive stand)

dimensions: 400 x 275 x 80 mm

reference: Burmese Crafts, Past and Present, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Oxford University Press, New York 2002, p. 96, fig. 69 (picture below)

Double-Buddha at Dhammayan-Gyi Pagoda Bagan, 12th century Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P. 194, 195,196

price: 1’650 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

3 Seated Buddha, lacquered gilded wood, Amarapura, Burma, 18th to 19th century

A seated wooden statue of the Buddha on a multi-tiered throne in padmasana, depicting the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsha mudra). His face with serene expression, downcast eyes and a beautiful smile. The lips painted red.

There is a cavity hollowed out at the back of the throne, used for hiding sacred material. Lid missing.

The wooden statue is covered with black lacquer. Remnants of gilding.

condition: some rubbing, flame on the top of the ushnisha is missing, good overall condition

weight: 5.8 kg

dimensions: 560 x 270 x 148 mm

reference: Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P. 89, P. 105

price: sold

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A gilded wooden figure of the seated Buddha Shakyamuni, Shan, Burma, early 19th century

A rare tall and slender image of the Buddha, lacquered and gilded heavy wood.

The Buddha is seated in padmasana on a high multi-tiered and very detailed carved throne, his very long right hand in bhumisparsha mudra. The long earlobes doesn’t touch the shoulders, what could indicate a greater age. The form of the image is perfectly complemented by the very tall finial above the ushnisha.

condition: the lips with a minor chip, the tip of the thumb of the left hand is chipped, otherwise very good condition

weight: 2.3 kg

dimensions: 513 x 152 x 120 mm

price: 1’200 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

Despite the partly extensive wear, this tall wooden image of the seated Buddha is a rare excellent example of Laotian Buddhist art. In particular the remaining throne decoration is finely detailed.

condition: weathering, extensive wear, loss of wood and lacquer, top of the ushnisha/flame roughly repaired

weight: 1.9 kg

dimensions: 550 x 150 x 87 mm

reference: Lao Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000, p 264 top left

price: 820 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

5 Figure of the seated Buddha, gilded wood, Laos/eastern Shan, 19th century

6 Seated miniature Buddha statues, silver, Thailand /

Laos, 19th century

Three small figurines of the seated Buddha in half lotus position, each with the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra, made of high-grade silver.

All three Buddha statues are very well elaborated and (removable) fixed to an acrylic base.

a) left condition: fine, detailed work, excellent condition

weight: 68 grams (inclusive base)

height: 59 mm (inclusive base)

price: sold

b) center condition: Buddha image in good condition weight: 43 grams (inclusive base)

height: 57 mm (inclusive base)

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

c) right condition: fine, detailed work, tip of the ushnisha very slightly bumped weight: 69 grams (inclusive base)

height: 62 mm (inclusive base)

price: sold

7 A wooden image of the Buddha, central or southern Laos, 19th century (left)

A tall and slender figure of the Buddha. This typical folk art Buddha sculpture from Laos is carved from a single piece of Teak wood.

Since these statues were placed in caves or outside under a sacred tree, they show extensive weathering, giving them a special charm.

condition: extensive weathering

height: 273 mm (inclusive stand)

reference: Somkiart Lopetcharat, Lao Buddha, The Image and its History

Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000 pp. 261 - 264

price:

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

8 A wooden image of the Buddha, central or southern Laos, 19th century (right)

Typical folk art Buddha sculpture from Laos, carved from a single piece of Teak wood. Since these statues were placed in caves or outside under a sacred tree, they show extensive weathering, giving them a special charm.

condition: extensive weathering

height: 184 mm (inclusive stand)

reference: Somkiart Lopetcharat, Lao Buddha, The Image and its History

Siam International Book Company Ltd., 2000 pp. 261 - 264

price:

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

9 Votive figurine of the Buddha, bronze, Shan States (Burma), 18th to early 19th century

This votive figurine depicting the seated Buddha sheltered by the naga king Muchalinda. The Buddha is shown in bhumisparsha mudra. Originally the tree at the figures back extends above the naga head but the top section is now lost.

Good detailed work with rich dark patina.

condition: chips to the lower rim, losses (tree), rich natural patina, overall good condition considering age and use

height: 92 mm

reference: Burmese Buddhist Sculpture, The Johan Möger Collection, Otto Karow, White Lotus, Bangkok 1991

British Museum (Registration number: 1894,0727.48): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_1894-0727-48

price: 180 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

10 Votive figurine of the standing Buddha, lacquered and gilded bronze, Shan States (Burma), 18th to early 19th century

This bronze figure depicts the Buddha standing in samabhanga on a circular lotus pedestal, both hands stretched downwards. Black lacquer with remnants of gilding.

condition: good condition considering age and use

height:

125 mm diameter

80 mm

reference: Burmese Buddhist Sculpture, The Johan Möger Collection, Otto Karow, White Lotus, Bangkok 1991, p. 41

price: 180 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

catalogue no. 11 b)

catalogue no. 12 b)

11 a) 11 b) 11 c)

11 Seated miniature figurines of Buddha, bronze, Shan States (Burma), 19th century or earlier

Three examples of the “Twenty-Eight Buddhas” seated in half lotus position, each with the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra. In their manufacture these small figurines show more devotion than skill 1

The figures left and right depicted seated under a symbolized Bodhi tree, the image in the middle is shown sheltered by the naga king, also with the symbolized Bodhi tree extends above the rear of the naga.

The figures show rich remnants of the original gilding.

1 Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Buddhist art of Myanmar, Asia Society, New York 2015, p. 172

reference: Burmese Crafts, Past and Present, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Oxford University Press, New York 2002, p. 127, fig. 22

condition: wear considering age ad use, chips and damages, losses

a) The tree above the Buddha’s head is partly damaged.

weight: 32 grams height: 72 mm

price: 55 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) Due to the chip to the lower rim of the base, the figure needs a support to stand.

weight: 40 grams height: 85 mm

price: 90 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c) The top of the tree above the Buddha’s head is chipped.

weight: 33 grams height: 78 mm

price: 65 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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12 Seated miniature figurines of Buddha, bronze, Shan States (Burma), 19th century or earlier

Three examples of the “Twenty-Eight Buddhas” seated in half lotus position, each with the right hand in bhumisparsha mudra.

The figures seated under a symbolized Bodhi tree and show rich remnants of the original gilding.

reference: Burmese Crafts, Past and Present, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Oxford University Press, New York 2002, p. 127, fig. 22

condition: wear and tear, minor chips and damages, losses

a) the top of the tree is slightly chipped weight: 39 grams height: 77 mm

price: 65 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) weight: 44 grams height: 87 mm price: sold

c) the top of the tree is slightly chipped weight: 32 grams height: 81 mm

price: 65 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

13 Worshipping of the Buddha, Shan States (Burma), 18th to 19th century

These small works of metalsmiths from the Shan States are rarely offered, in particular as votive groups. 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: 132 mm diameter: 125 mm

reference: Burmese Buddhist Sculpture, The Johan Möger Collection, Otto Karow, White Lotus, Bangkok 1991, p. 40

price: 360 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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Two standing votive figurines of the Buddha, bronze, Shan States (Burma), 18th to 19th century

These small votive figurines on a square wooden base show the Buddha in abhaya mudra (left) and the Buddha with offering bowl (right). Traces of gilding.

condition: old wear, good condition considering age and use

reference: Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, p 415

a (left) height: 73 mm (inclusive base)

price: 70 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b (right) height: 87 mm (inclusive base)

price: 95 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

15 The hair cutting ceremony, bronze, Shan States (Burma), 18th to 19th century

After leaving his parent’s palace, Prince Siddhartha Gautama removed his princely dress and cuts a lock of his hair with his sword

These votive figurines and groups, donated by worshippers, were placed in relic chambers within a pagoda or embedded in their walls.

Here we offer a rare 18th century votive group on triangular base (partly damaged), made of bronze, with rich traces of gilding.

condition: old wear, part of the base lost, otherwise good condition considering age and use, old patina and encrustations

reference: Burmese Buddhist Sculpture, The Johan Möger Collection, Otto Karow, White Lotus, Bangkok 1991, p. 20

Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Somkiart Lopetcharat, Siam International Book Company Ltd., 1997, P. 381

dimensions: 114 x 113 x 91 mm

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

16 Larger votive figure of the seated Buddha, gilded bronze, Shan States (Burma), 19th to early 20th century

The votive figurine shows Buddha seated under the symbolized Bodhi tree. Rich gilding. condition: very good condition height: 147 mm

price: sold

17 A solid silver figure of Ganesha, India, around 1900

A fine and detailed cast figure of Ganesha, made of silver. The four-armed deity seated on a circular throne raised on a flat square base. Traces of black coating. In a rather rare representation his trunk turns to the right hand. condition: very good condition, minor wear weight: 171 g height: 72 mm price: sold

18 Virabhadra devotional plaque, bronze, Southern India, 18th century or earlier Lord Shiva as Virabhadra in the center, right Daksa (Shiva´s father in law) is depicted with a ram head, on the left side Shiva’s wife Sati, at the top the symbolized five headed naga, above his Virabhadra’s head left and right sun and moon. A votive plaque, possibly from a family altar in South India.

reference: Musée du Quai Branly, Paris https://www.quaibranly.fr/en/explorecollections/base/Work/action/show/notice/359765-plaque-de-shivavirabhadra

condition: beautiful wear and rich patina from daily worshipping over centuries height: 88 mm width: 70 mm price: sold

19 Devotional plaque of Shiva and Parvati as Uma Maheshvara, Southern India, 19th century or earlier

Lord Shiva and his consort Uma “seating” together in an intimate embrace, connoting love and desire. Nandi as Shiva’s vehicle rests obediently at their feet. Remnants of red pigment used in worship. An old sticker with a collection number on the underside.

reference: Musée du Quai Branly, Paris https://www.quaibranly.fr/en/explorecollections/base/Work/action/show/notice/426159-autel-a-lingaminiature

condition: front of the base is broken, so it can’t stand without a support, losses, wear and patina from daily worshipping height: 100 mm width: 75 mm

price: sold

20 Votive figurine of a Hindu deity with five faces, India, 19th century or earlier

In various presentations we find Hindu deities with five faces, such as Brahma, Hanuman or Gayatri. The five faces iconography is called Panchamukha.

Gayatri, here depicted with a sword in the right and a shield in the left hand as well as a heavy necklace, is the personified form of the Gayatri Mantra, a popular hymn from Vedic texts. Gayatri, also called the “Mother of Mantras”, is often associated with Savitr, the consort of Brahma and a solar deity in the Vedas.

An old sticker with a collection number on the underside. condition: old wear as expected, otherwise good condition height: 80 mm width: 53 mm price: sold

21 Miniature Shaivite Shrine, bronze, India, 19th century or earlier

A bronze shrine on a square base. The shrine is depicting a large cobra between Shiva and Parvati in front of the central lingam, on the right Ganesh, opposite Nandi. A central figure in front of the lingam is lost. Remnants of red pigment used in worshipping

With an old sticker with the collection number under the base.

condition: old wear as expected, one figure in front of the lingam is lost, overall good condition

height: 48 mm

width: 45 mm

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

22 Fine detailed bronze miniature, possibly Gopala Krishna with cow and calf, India, 19th century or earlier

A cowherd, most likely Krishna as Gopala, seated with his cow and calf on a square base with four feet, one broken and lost. The figure has a long braid and wing-like elements on the upper arms, one broken. A compact and yet detailed presentation in small space of around 5 x 5 cm. Rich, dark patina, probably with remnants of black lacquer

An old sticker with a collection number on the underside. condition: old wear and losses, otherwise good condition

height: 61 mm

width: 49 mm

price: sold

23 Miniature Shaivite Shrine, brass, India, 19th century or earlier

A brass shrine in form of a yoni set on a conical base. The shrine is depicting Shiva, holding his trident, and Parvati, holding a ladle, in front of the central lingam. Opposite Ganesh, Nandi and a cobra. Rich remnants of red pigment used in worship.

reference: Musée du Quai Branly, Paris https://www.quaibranly.fr/en/explorecollections/base/Work/action/show/notice/426177-figurines-rituelles condition: old wear as expected, complete and in good condition height: 71 mm width: 47 mm price: sold

24 Miniature votive shrine of Shiva and Parvati, bronze, India, 19th century or earlier

A fine votive shrine with two standing figures, Shiva and Parvati in front of an arch, small lingam in the center, accompanied by Shiva's footprints and a naga. condition: old wear as expected, rich natural patina, complete and in good agerelated condition

height: 58 mm width: 52 mm

price: sold

25 Bronze bracelet, Ban Chiang or Khmer, northeast Thailand, 1st millennium to 13th century

An hollow open bracelet, made of bronze. Its surface covered with repeated low relief groups of spiral ornaments No decoration on the back. Green patina. With custom-made stand.

condition: good condition, a few small cracks and possibly a small repair on the back (more photos on request)

weight: 215 grams

outer diameter: 118 mm

reference: Metropolitan Museum of Art: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44511

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

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Bronze Bracelet, Ban Chiang or Khmer, northeast Thailand, 1st millennium to 13th century

A solid bronze bracelet. Its surface partly covered with repeated low relief groups of spiral ornaments. Backside is undecorated.

These bracelets were also described as Khmer origins, Angkor period, found in eastern Thailand’s border region to Cambodia.

With custom-made stand.

condition: good ancient condition with wear, greenish encrustations and rich multicoloured natural patina (more photos on request)

weight: 208 grams

height: 89 mm

reference: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44511

National Museum Bangkok price: 220 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

27 Bronze Bracelet, Ban Chiang or Khmer, northeast Thailand, 1st millennium to 13th century

A solid bronze bracelet. Its surface partly covered with repeated low relief groups of spiral ornaments. Backside is undecorated

These bracelets were also described as Khmer origins, Angkor period, found in eastern Thailand’s border region to Cambodia.

With custom-made stand.

condition: good ancient condition with wear, greenish encrustations and rich multicoloured natural patina (more photos on request)

weight: 196 grams

height: 86 mm

reference: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/44511

National Museum Bangkok

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

28 Outstanding Maru-gata iron Tsuba with Zodiac, Japan, Edo Period (1603 - 1868)

On the top stands a large hare with a big belly and extraordinary long ears which are forming the tsuba’s border (dote-mimi) and completely encloses the tsuba down to the resting boar

Within the circle we find eleven animals and the dragon. All eyes were highlighted with gilding (Shakudō - red copper with low gold content), now partly rubbed The tsuba’s reverse showsnot without a touch of humour - the detailed backsides of all twelve figurines

An impressive example that evidences the mastery of technique characteristic of the Japanese craftsmen.

condition: very good condition with minor old surface wear, gilding partly rubbed weight: 105 grams

dimensions: 70 x 68 x 5 mm

price: 960 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

29 A gold and silver decorated steel pen case (Qalamdan), Persia, 19th century

This steel box has a rectangular case with a coffered lid The interior of the box is divided into three compartments to hold reed pens, the inkwell, and a sand pot A lock with key on the front.

Extraordinary detailed and dense silver decoration and fine gold painting for some motifs and for the Persian Nastaliq inscription contained in a cartouche on the lid.

This inscription from a Persian poem can be read as:

“In Qalamdan pasande Shahan ast

Ke ba naqsho negare Bostan ast.”

Translation: This pencil case (Qalamdan) is to the taste of kings. Because it is (decorated) with motifs of the gardens (Bostan)*.

*Bostan: A garden filled with scented flowers and fruits (transcription and translation by Soudabeh H.Pashang, Essen)

condition: signs of age and wear as expected, decoration partly rubbed, pens, inkwell, and sand pot missing, overall good condition

weight: 946 g

dimensions: 255 x 83 x 57 mm

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

30 Betel leaf cylinder and tobacco box, brass, Laos, 19th - early 20th century

Two rare pieces of betel chewing paraphernalia from Laos, nicely adorned with geometric and floral pattern. The betel leaf cylinder (left) has a broken upper rim from use over the decades. The tobacco box (right) follows the style of the Burmese lacquer betel boxes.

condition: damages (as described above), signs of age and wear, overall good worn condition, natural grown patina

a) betel leaf cylinder

weight: 264 grams height: 167 mm diameter: 39 mm

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

b) tobacco box weight: 356 grams height: 70 mm diameter: 80 mm

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

a) b)

31 A covered betel nut mortar with steel pestle (caticut), Sri Lanka, 19th century

A fine antique example of a larger betel nut mortar, complete with the original steel pestle with wooden handle

condition: very good, consistent with age, rich bronze patina, wooden handle with cracks, chips and some minor losses

weight: 396 grams (incl. pestle)

height: 183 mm (incl. pestle)

widest diameter: 43 mm

reference: https://philamuseum.org/collection/object/277810

Betel Cutters, Henry Brownrigg, Thames and Hudson Ltd, London 1992, p. 128

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

32 A brass betel nut mortar with steel pestle, Shan States (Burma), around 1900

A nice example of a complete original mortar set (betel nut grinder). The top of the pestle bears a flower decoration. Mortar and pestle 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

height (pestle): 110 mm

widest diameter: 45 mm

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

price: 226,10 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 190 Euro* (VAT free for delivery outside European Union)

33 An old padlock depicting a rat, representing the Chinese zodiac year, bronze, China or India, 1st half 20th century

This old mechanical padlock is made of bronze, is working and comes with the matching key. All three parts of the lock are marked with “32”.

The lock was originally covered with black coating (lacquer ?). Where worn it shows beautiful golden bronze patina and a smooth surface.

When locked, the tip of the shackle appears as the tongue in the rat’s open mouth.

condition: age-related wear, overall good condition weight: 312 g (incl. key) dimensions: 107 x 30 x 69 mm (without key) length of the key: 138 mm

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

34 A rare fine silver offering Bowl (Thabeik), Burma, around 1900

The surface is superbly finished with chased and embossed decoration showing scenes from the Burmese court or Jataka tales. A high quality silver bowl. No maker’s sign or script to the underside.

condition: an excellent work in very good condition, minor wear, pin holes to the wall

weight: 672 grams diameter: 198 mm

height: 120 mm

reference: Alexandra Green, Burmese Silver from the Colonial Period, Ad Ilissvm, London 2022, p. 40

price: sold

35 Silver bowl made by Coombes Company Ltd, Silversmiths Rangoon, Burma, 1st quarter of the 20th century

A silver offering bowl with Burmese legends, local live and hunting scenes. The front of the bowl shows a medallion, prepared for an inscription.

Underside engraved "COOMBES COMPANY LTD SILVERSMITHS RANGOON”. The shop was located at 12, Phayre Street, Rangoon, condition: very good condition, minor wear

weight: 145 grams diameter: 111 mm

61 mm

reference: https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O448123/scroll-case-coombes-co-ltd/

price: 290 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

height:

36 A highly detailed chased silver bowl with mythological faces between floral decoration, Thailand or probably Cambodia, early 20th century

Framed between two horizontal strings of pearls the faces of four mythical beasts are surrounded by dense floral ornamentation. Hall marked underside with “DAC” and a swan in a reserve.

condition:

very good condition, minor wear

weight: 206 grams

diameter: 116 - 121 mm (upper rim)

height: 65 mm

price: 240 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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b)

37 A pair of silver ladles decorated with floral ornaments and lotus finials, Thailand or Cambodia, 1st half 20th century

Ladle a) with floral decoration all around the handle and geometric band decoration inside the spoon.

Ladle b) with floral handle decoration framed between two geometric bands. Inscription, probably in Khmer characters, on the back of the handle condition: very good condition, minor wear

a)

weight: 25 grams length: 173 mm

price: 80 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b)

weight: 26 grams length: 160 mm

price: 70 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

a) b)

38 A chased and repoussed silver tray, Thailand, 1st half 20th century

Solid silver betel set tray on three fluted compressed bun feet The sides divided in cartouches with floral decoration. Unmarked with later Khmer inscription on the underside. condition: very good condition, minor wear, fine scratches to the face, two small dents to the wall

weight: 563 grams diameter: 268 mm height: 75 mm

price: 890 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

39 Fine silver tobacco pipe, Lawa, Golden Triangle/Laos, 1st half 20th century

Long silver pipe with silver band and wire decoration. Made of high grade silver. Used, worn, but good condition overall.

Inclusive custom made stand.

weight: 108 g length: 445 mm diameter (bowl): 33 mm

reference:

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

Alexandra Green, Burma to Myanmar, The British Museum 2024, p. 110, fig. 3.37

price: sold

40 Fine silver tobacco pipe, Lawa, Golden Triangle/Laos, 1st half 20th century

Curved silver pipe with finely detailed silver band and wire decoration. Made of high grade silver. Used, worn, but good condition overall. Pipe bowl sealed with French silver coin, dated 1937. Inclusive custom made stand.

weight: 63 g

length: 172 mm

diameter (bowl): 30 mm

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

price: sold

41 Lime box, silver, Hmong / Shan, Golden Triangle / Laos, around 1900

This superbly crafted lime box, made of high-grade silver, is in very good condition. Box and lid, with finely detailed decoration - especially the top of the lid, but to the middle section and bottom of the container as well - are connected by two double silver chains and will be delivered with the associated spoon Residues of lime can still be seen inside. condition: very good condition, minor wear and small dents weight: 102 grams diameter: 49 mm height: 112 mm reference: British Museum (Museum number: 2018,3034.14.a-b) https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_2018-3034-14-a-b price: sold

42 Lime box (hton bu), silver, Shan States (Burma), early 20th century (dated 1268 MME)

A finely decorated and comparatively large and heavy semi-circular lime box with floral ornaments.

Engraved Chinthe and inscription with silver weight in kyat and date on the bottom 1268 (MME) or 1907/1908 AD.

condition: very good, with only minor signs of wear

weight: 156 g

dimensions: 102 x 50 x 47 mm

reference: Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, Riverbooks 2013, fig. 26/27

Susan Conway, The Shan - Culture, Art and Crafts, River Books 2006, fig. 236

British Museum, Museum number: As1971,06.2 https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_2005-0115-2

price: sold

43 Extraordinary fine dragon head bracelet, silver, Lahu, Akha or Lisu, Golden Triangle/Laos, 1st half 20th century

A large shaman’s bracelet with dragon head finials. Finely chased and very detailed silver work.

condition: very good condition, minor wear, small dent to the head crown of one of the dragons weight: 149 grams max. diameter: 95 mm opening: 24 mm

reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 41, p.47

price: sold

44 Solid silver bracelet with dog head finials, Southeast Asia, around 1900

Unusual, high-grade silver bracelet, depicting barking dogs at its finials. Worn by hill tribes of the Golden Triangle between Thailand, Burma and Laos. condition: good condition with only minor wear weight: 135 grams outer diameter: 75 mm opening: 22 mm

price: sold

45 Solid silver earrings, Hmong, Mien, Lahu, Golden Triangle, around 1900

Bent-arrow type earrings, worn by ethnic groups of the Golden Triangle between Thailand, Burma and Laos. Finely detailed silver work. Antique treasure with a smooth, silky surface condition: wear and tear, some losses, silky patina weight: 23 grams (pair) diameter: 28 - 32 mm

reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 60

price: 145 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

46 Hollow silver bracelet, Golden Triangle/Laos, 1st half 20th century

A large hollow silver bracelet, worn by ethnic groups of the Golden Triangle and Laos. Please note the extraordinary fine and detailed decoration. condition: excellent weight: 106 grams max. diameter: 97 mm opening: 29 mm

reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 47 (smaller examples)

price: sold

47 Celadon bottle with two ring-handles, green celadon glaze, Sawankhalok (Northwest Thailand), 14th to 15th century

An ovoid bottle with two handles and incised horizontal parallel lines around the shoulder, crackled olive green celadon glaze with shiny gloss. Note chipping to the base rim. condition: very good condition, old chipping to base rim diameter: 75 mm height: 126 mm

reference: The Ming Gap and Shipwreck Ceramics in Southeast Asia, Roxanna Maude Brown, The Siam Society, Bangkok 2009, frontispiece price: 320 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

48 Sawankhalok jarlet with crackled pale green glaze, Thailand, 14th to mid-16th century

A probably sea-worn jarlet of flattened globular shape with pale green glaze and very fine crackles.

condition: very good condition, very small chip to the upper rim diameter: 71 mm height: 79 mm

reference: The Ming Gap and Shipwreck Ceramics in Southeast Asia, Roxanna Maude Brown, The Siam Society, Bangkok 2009

The Ceramics of South-East Asia, Roxanna M. Brown, Art Media Resources Ltd, 2000

price: 120 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

49 Jarlet with crackled blue-greenish glaze, Southeast Asia, probably later trade ware from Vietnam, c. 17th century

A jarlet with colourful blue-greenish glaze. Interestingly also the bottom is glazed what is unusual for Southeast Asian ceramics, where lower body, foot and underside almost always remained unglazed. Despite the chips at the upper rim, the jarlet is a collectible piece, considering the fine crackled surface and the impressive blue-greenish colour. condition: major chips to the upper rim, otherwise good condition

diameter: 69 mm

height: 71 mm

price: sold

50 Brown glazed baluster pedestal vase, Angkor period, Northern Thailand or Cambodia, 12th to 14th century

Classic type of baluster form vase with the typical shape of the opening Horizontal band décor from shoulder to neck Presumably once closed with a lid, these vessels were used for ritual purposes.

condition: age-related condition, minor old chips and wear, good condition overall diameter: 64 mm height: 148 mm

reference: The Ceramics of South-East Asia, Roxanna M. Brown, Art Media Resources Ltd, 2000, Khmer Wares, plate 32.c

price: 420 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

51 Long-necked ceramic bottle, Haripunjaya style, Northern Thailand, 14th to 16th century

A small long-necked bottle with pale grey-greenish glaze, unglazed lower body and horizontal waves to the neck. These long-necked bottles are typical for the Haripunjaya kilns, but Haripunjaya wares are usually red and unglazed. So the maker of this bottle was certainly inspired from the style of Haripunjaya wares, but the origin of our bottle should be located to another part of Northern Thailand.

condition: very good condition, minor wear, probably a sea-worn jarlet diameter: 66 mm height: 95 mm

reference: Southeast Asian Ceramic Society: https://www.seaceramic.org.sg/resources/the-ceramics-of-southeastasia/thai-ceramics/

price: 140 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

52 Small jar in glazed pottery, Southeast Asia, probably Northern Thailand, 17th century or earlier

Jarlet with caramel brown, fine crackled glaze and horizontal line decoration. Lower part of the body is unglazed.

condition: minor chip to the upper rim, chip to the base rim, horizontal hairline crack to the body diameter: 78 mm height: 80 mm

price: 60 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

53 Small blackish-brown glazed ceramic jar, Angkor period, Northern Thailand or Cambodia, 12th to 14th century

Small fine jar of baluster form with a wide, bulging body on a narrow foot, as typical of Angkor period Khmer wares. The jar is worn with an old chip to the rim and the foot condition: chips to the upper and the foot rim, old wear as expected, still good condition considering the age diameter: 80 mm

height: 100 mm

reference: The Ceramics of South-East Asia, Roxanna M. Brown, Art Media Resources Ltd, 2000, Khmer Wares, plate 32.a

price: 280 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

54 Small pale greenish glazed ceramic jarlet, Sawankhalok period, Northern Thailand, 14th to 16th century

Small Sawankhalok jarlet with crackled pale greenish glaze and unglazed foot. Note the fine calligraphy-like décor and horizontal bands to the shoulder which is almost faded. condition: old wear, chips to the foot rim, overall good condition diameter: 65 mm height: 64 mm

reference: The Ceramics of South-East Asia, Roxanna M. Brown, Art Media Resources Ltd, 2000, Kalaong wares, plate 53.b (with ring handles)

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art: https://asia.si.edu/explore-artculture/collections/search/edanmdm:fsg_F1989.52/ price: 120 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

55 Blue glass beads, Burma or Thailand, 1st millennium (Pyu / Dvaravati period)

2 strands with selected dark blue to greenish beads, rare bigger sizes condition: fine, attractive blue, partly greenish beads, mainly in very good condition, age-related wear, only a very few with minor chips or cracks (please see the photo below)

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

National Museum Bangkok (please see small exhibition photo next page)

a) with the green bead b) beads: circa 130 circa 95 size of the beads: circa 4 - 9 mm circa 5 - 11 mm length: circa 635 mm circa 615 mm

price for 1 strand: sold

a) b)

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

5 strands with 200-280 multicolour beads each, various sizes and materials

size of the beads: 1 - 13 mm (flat discs to longer tube shape beads) length: about 610 - 640 mm

condition:

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

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

National Museum Bangkok (please see small exhibition photo next page)

price for 1 strand: sold

57 Mixed multicolour glass and clay beads, Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia), 1st millennium (Pyu / Dvaravati period)

10 strands with on average approx. 180 to 190 multicolour beads each, various sizes and materials

size of the beads: circa 2 - 6 mm

length: about 600 mm

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

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

price for 10 strands: sold

58 Mixed multicolour glass beads, Burma (Myanmar), 1st millennium (Pyu period)

20 strands with on average approx. 300 multicolour beads each, various sizes and materials

size of the beads: 1 - 7 mm

length: about 740 mm

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

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

price for 1 strand: 49 Euro* (VAT free for delivery outside the European Union)

price for 20 strands: sold

59 Indo-pacific tradewind glass beads, Chin, Burma, circa 1900 or earlier

2 strands with more than 170 yellow glass beads each, found in the Chin hills, western Burma

condition: fine, attractive yellow glass beads with minor chipping and pitting size of the beads: 4 - 6 mm length: about 650 mm

price per strand: 148,75 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 125 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside the European Union)

60 Elephant-shaped bead, green stone, Pyu (Burma), 1st millennium

A light to dark green bead in the shape of an elephant. Good colour. Partially translucent. One fine vertical crack around the rear part, fine scratches. The horizontal line shows the stone structure.

dimensions: 15 x 13 x 8 mm

price: 142,80 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) 120 Euro (VAT free for delivery outside the European Union)

61 A large betel box in red and green lacquer, kun it, Bagan, Burma, late 19th/early 20th century

This large kun it, consisting of three parts with one inner tray, is richly decorated with court scenes, chinthes, floral and geometric pattern and an elephant at the top of the lid. Box and lid with various inscriptions, written in Burmese.

condition: typical circular cracks to the lacquer, especially inside the box, a few chips to the edges, minor damage to the lid (face of the figure on the right, see full page picture above)

height: 215 mm

diameter: 230 mm

reference: Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, White Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 73, fig. 4:45 and p. 92, fig. 4:4

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

62 Offering vessel, hsun ok or hsun it, Kyaukka (Burma), early 20th century

This black and red hsun ok is assembled from four parts and stands on a circular foot rim. The lid of the bowl bears an inscription (picture opposite).

condition: good condition commensurate with age and use, several small chips, minor losses of lacquer to the edges and the foot rim

diameter: 275 mm

height: 225 mm

reference: Catherine Raymond, U Than Htun, Ralph Isaacs, Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Laque & Or De Birmanie, Silvana Editoriale, Milano 2011, p. 149

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

63

Offering vessel, hsun ok, Kyaukka (Burma), early 20th century

This black and red hsun ok is assembled from five parts and stands on six short feet. The cup on the top bears an inscription (picture opposite).

Burmese families used this hsun oks on Sabbath days to carry food to the monastery.

condition: This box is in good condition commensurate with age and use, shows several small chips, minor losses of lacquer to the edges, a repair of a 7 cm crack and old wear

height: 335 mm

diameter: 330 mm

reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 123, fig. 284

Ralph Isaacs and T. Richard Blurton, Vision from the Golden Land, British Museum Press 2000, p. 199, fig. 155 (next page)

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, White Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 126, fig. 6:14

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

64 Finely hand woven circular basket on square base, Northern Thailand, around 1900

A very attractive basket, made in various styles of weaving and of different rattan sizes. So that the upper part with fine and tight weave and the lower part with wider fibers forms a beautiful contrast, same as the combination of square and circular form

diameter: 266 mm height: 125 mm

condition: very good condition, minor wear and tear price: 320 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

65 Vintage woven basket with lid, Thailand, 1st half 20th century

A finely hand woven basket in excellent dense, well-made quality. The lid closes tightly. No visible damages.

condition: very good condition, minor wear

diameter: 185 mm height: 210 mm

reference: Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, White Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 114, fig. 5:83 (here a Burmese woven betel box)

price: 160 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

19th / early 20th century

A stunning large red and black lacquer bowl with dense floral pattern from Northern Thailand. condition: some surface craquelure to the lacquer, typical for old lacquerware, very good condition, minor wear to the bottom diameter: 310 mm height: 180 mm

66 Large lacquer bowl, Chiang Mai, Thailand, late

reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 8, fig. 3 (very similar)

Sylvia Fraser-Lu, Burmese Lacquerware, White Orchid Press, Bangkok 2000, p. 69, fig. 4:31

price: 450 €* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

Toe 1C

20 tical (302 grams) catalogue no. 67 b)

Toe 1C

20 tical (308 grams) catalogue no. 67 a)

67 Toe 1C, group of 20 tical weights, bronze, Burma, circa 1680

Three excellent examples of T1C standard form with notable differences in detail. Very good condition and rich natural patina

a) special tiered base, rod mouth appendage, readjusted with lead weight: 20 tical (308 grams) height: 54 mm

verification mark: square depression in front of the base price: 225 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) A very special piece with lion figurine within the square depression in front of the base (please see image full page above). Trefoil mouth appendage. Rich bronze patina. weight: 20 tical (302 grams) height: 55 mm

verification mark: square depression in front of the base, additional circular mark front right price: sold

c) Tongue-like mouth appendage, rich natural bronze patina weight: 20 tical (296 grams) height: 54 mm verification mark: square depression in front of the base, additional circular mark front right price: 225 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

Chinthe 1 1 viss (1’621 grams) catalogue no. 69

Toe 2

½ viss (764 grams) catalogue no. 68

68 Toe 2, ½ viss, bronze, Burma, circa 1680

A rare example of a 50 tical Toe 2 standard form. The open mouth shows every single tooth. The weight shows extensive wear and a few scratches to the extremities, both horns are chipped. Otherwise the details as eyes, ears, nostrils as well as eye bow decoration are still well visible. Even worn, it’s a rare collectible piece.

weight: ½ viss / 50 tical (764 grams)

height: 81 mm

verification mark: square depression in front of the base base: octagonal

price: sold

69 Chinthe 1, 1 viss, bronze, Burma, circa 1730

A superbly cast Chinthe1 weight with special base design, decorated with a relief of notches and two horizontal lines. The mane finely shaped in waves. The bronze shows rich natural patina and remnants of black coating. A rare collector’s treasure! weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1’621 grams) height: 113 mm base: octagonal verification mark: 4 ray star price: sold

70 Chinthe 1, 20 tical, bronze, Burma, circa 1730

A rare long neck lion with notable convex shaped tail and trefoil mouth appendage. Nicely worn surface with greyish-silvery patina condition: old wear as expected weight: 20 tical (305 grams) height: 67 mm base: octagonal verification mark: 4 ray star

price: sold

71 Chinthe 2A, 1 viss, bronze, Burma, circa 1760

Please note the lower part of the mane which almost closes the circle to the handle. There are two small copper inlays at the chest left and right. The tail is spread away and curved upright. A collector’s piece!

weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1584 grams) height: 116 mm

verification mark: 9 ray star (6 rays well visible)

price: sold

72 Chinthe 2B, 1 viss, bronze, Burma, prior to 1837

Standing upright on a square base, this Chinthe 2B is a beautiful example of its standard form with detailed decoration. The wide open mouth shows every single tooth. The base has been adorned with friezes of notches and dots at lower and upper rim as well as to the neck.

There is an old worn chip to the tip of the lower mane as well as a very small chip to the tip of the tail, otherwise the Chinthe weight is in good condition with wear and tear commensurate with age and use. Fine natural bronze.

weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1577 grams) height: 117 mm verification mark: 9 ray star price: sold

73 Early Hintha 1B, ½ viss, bronze, Burma, circa 1640

A rare early Hintha weight with circular base and massive readjustment by filling the complete space between bird and base with lead. A remarkable collector’s piece with old wear and tear and superb bronze patina weight: ½ viss / 50 tical (741 grams) height: 81 mm verification mark: circular depression at the front of the base with bird sign

price: sold

20 tical (325 grams) catalogue no. 74 c)

Hintha 2C Hintha 1A 5 tical (75 grams) catalogue no. 75 a)

74 A group of Hintha 2C weights, 20 tical, bronze, Mon State, Burma, circa 1730

Three “sleeping ducks” of H2C standard form with small differences in detail (e.g. form of head crest, with or without mouth appendage, patina, condition).

a) remnants of red and traces of black lacquer

weight: 20 tical (318 grams)

height: 53 mm

verification mark: 6 ray star base front right (barely visible) price: 190 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) beautiful golden bronze patina

weight: 20 tical (316 grams)

height: 52 mm

verification mark: 6 ray star base front right (barely visible) price: 190 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c) small chip to the tip of the nose and near the eye right hand (see full page image above), trefoil mouth appendage, otherwise very good condition with fine details

weight: 20 tical (325 grams)

height: 52 mm

verification mark: precise 6 ray star base front right price: sold

75 Hintha 1A (left), Hintha 2C (center), Hintha 2A (right), called “sleeping duck”, bronze, Mon State, Burma, before 1600 to 1730

This rare Hintha 1A weight on circular base is in very good condition and readjusted by lead, filled between figure and base. The sleeping duck of H2C standard form sits on an octagonal base and Hintha 2A, worn with smooth surface, also with octagonal base, shows a second verification mark front right (6 ray star).

a) circular base and mouth appendage, pre-1600 weight: 5 tical (75 grams) height: 32 mm

verification mark: circular depression at front of the base price: sold

b) circa 1730 weight: 10 tical (159 grams) height: 40 mm verification mark: 6 ray star base front right price: 120 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c) circa 1680 weight: 5 tical (74 grams) height: 32 mm

verification mark: circular depression at front of the base, barely visible 6 ray star front right price: 80 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

76 Hintha 1C, 20 tical, bronze, Burma, circa 1820

A group of Hintha 1C weights with different mouth appendages (left cornstalk, center worm, right trefoil) and base shape. All three weights are in good worn condition and with rich dark patina.

a) left

weight:

20 tical (318 grams)

height: 65 mm verification mark: 9 ray star base front right mouth appendage: stalk of grain price: sold

b) center weight: 20 tical (323 grams)

height: 69 mm verification mark: 9 ray star base front right mouth appendage: worm price: sold

c) right weight: 20 tical (325 grams) height: 64 mm verification mark: 9 ray star base front right mouth appendage: trefoil price: sold

77 Hintha 3A1, set of four weights, bronze, Burma, circa 1820

A set of four Hintha 3A1 weights with double row of neck feathers.

a) standing upright, spacer between handle and tail, tall base, verification mark not visible anymore weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1’585 grams) height: 109 mm

price: 480 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b) Big round eyes, rich remnants of black coating weight: ½ viss / 50 tical (816 grams) height: 87 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: 280 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c) copper red, note the layers depicting the 2 rows neck feathers weight: 20 tical (311 grams) height: 62 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: sold

d) very detailed with protruding eyes, layers of neck feathers as above weight: 10 tical (160 grams) height: 52 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: sold

78 Hintha 3A1, set of four weights, bronze, Burma, circa 1820

A set of three Hintha 3A1 weights with pronounced double row of neck feathers and 6 ray star mark at the base front right. In contrast to 77 c) the neck feathers of 78 c) shaped as single rings to the neck (Rare!). Very good condition especially considering age and use. A collector’s set!

a)

weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1’597 grams) height: 109 mm price: 480 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

b)

weight: ½ viss / 50 tical (797 grams) height: 93 mm price: 290 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping) c)

weight: 20 tical (315 grams) height: 63 mm price: sold

79 Hintha 3B, ½ viss, copper-bronze, Burma, prior to 1868

A rare copper-red Hintha 3B weight with special decoration. The head crest is extended by additional knobs to the handle. Tail and handle are connected by a little spacer without another function but just to show the master’s joy to cast this 50 tical weight.

The wings start with a first layer narrow to the chest and are extended towards the tail with a finely detailed large wing after the little main wing. A beautiful market weight, made of a special copper alloy. A good old weight.

weight: ½ viss / 50 tical (786 grams)

height: 98 mm

price: sold

Hintha 3B

50 tical (795 grams) catalogue no. 80

80 Hintha 3B, ½ viss, bronze, Burma, prior to 1868

Here we offer an unusual Hintha 3B weight with exceptional fine decoration. It starts with the protruding eyes designed in “Art déco style” with a gap between head and eye bows (please see full page above). The top of the crest shows a barely visible arrow sign. The protruding main wings are curved outwards and extended with additional larger wing feathers towards the tail. The base is decorated with two layers of vertical notches and horizontal lines. Some wear as expected, rich natural patina.

weight: ½ viss / 50 tical (795 grams) height: 96 mm

price: sold

81 Hintha 3B, 1 viss, bronze, Burma, prior to 1868

A typical Hintha 3B weight in good worn condition and with rich remnants of black coating. The slender bird figure stands upright on a massive, almost circular base, decorated with a band of vertical notches and three horizontal lines.

As usual for the majority of the H3B weight it bears no verification mark.

weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1’584 grams) height: 114 mm

base: hexagonal to circular

price: sold

20 tical (328 grams)

catalogue no. 83 a)

20 tical (323 grams)

catalogue no. 82 a)

Hintha 4A3 Hintha 4B1

82 Hintha 4B1, bronze, Shan States (Burma), 2nd half 19th century

Three beautiful examples of Hintha H4B1 standard form. The 20 tical weight is represented with a small, almost snake-like head. Fine bronze patina from long time use.

a)

weight: 20 tical (323 grams)

height: 66 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: sold

b)

weight: 10 tical (159 grams)

height: 51 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: 110 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c)

weight: 5 tical (79 grams)

height: 43 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: 60 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

83 Hintha 4A3, bronze, Shan States (Burma), 2nd half 19th century

Three excellent examples of Hintha 4A3 weights in very good condition and with fine natural patina. Please note the elongated body and tail of 20 tical and 10 tical.

a) small chip to the tip of the beak, silvery patina weight: 20 tical (328 grams) height: 66 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: sold

b) some greenish encrustation, rich dark patina weight: 10 tical (161 grams) height: 51 mm verification mark: 6 ray star price: 100 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

c) rich dark patina weight: 5 tical (77 grams) height: 43 mm verification mark: 6 dots price: 65 Euro* (incl. 19 % VAT plus packaging and shipping)

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

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

Roxanna M. Brown, The Ming Gap and Shipwreck Ceramics in Southeast Asia, The Siam Society, Bangkok 2009

Somkiart Lopetcharat, Myanmar Buddha, The Image and its History, Siam International Book Company Ltd., Bangkok 2007

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

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

Roxanna M. Brown, Ceramics of Southeast Asia: Their Dating and Identification, Art Media Resources Ltd, 2000

Paul and Elain Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson, London 1984

Rolf und Ilse Braun, Opiumgewichte Opium weights Poids d'Asie Pfälzische Verlagsanstalt, Landau, 1983

The above listed books and magazines are possibly for sale. If interested, please ask!

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Phone: +49 (0) 176 385 14 167

Fax: +49 (0) 201 455 36 21

mittels einer eindeutigen Erklärung (z.B. ein mit der Post versandter Brief, Telefax oder Email) über Ihren Entschluss, diesen Vertrag zu widerrufen, informieren. Sie können dafür das MusterWiderrufsformular unter http://www.opiumgewichte.com/formulare /widerruf.pdf verwenden, das jedoch nicht vorgeschrieben ist. Sie können das MusterWiderrufsformular oder eine andere eindeutige Erklärung ausfüllen und per Post als Brief, per Telefax oder E-Mail übermitteln.

Nach Erhalt Ihres Wiederrufs werden wir Ihnen unverzüglich (z.B. per E-Mail) eine Eingangsbestätigung übermitteln. Zur Wahrung der Widerrufsfrist reicht es aus, dass Sie die Mitteilung über die Ausübung des Widerrufsrechts vor Ablauf der Widerrufsfrist absenden.

Folgen des Widerrufs

Wenn Sie diesen Vertrag widerrufen, haben wir Ihnen alle Zahlungen, die wir von Ihnen erhalten haben, einschließlich der Lieferkosten (mit Ausnahme der zusätzlichen Kosten, die sich daraus ergeben, dass Sie eine andere Art der Lieferung als die von uns angebotene, günstige Standardlieferung gewählt haben), unverzüglich und spätestens binnen vierzehn Tagen ab dem Tag zurückzuzahlen, an dem die Mitteilung über Ihren Widerruf dieses Vertrags bei uns eingegangen ist. Für diese Rückzahlung verwenden wir dasselbe Zahlungsmittel, das Sie bei der ursprünglichen Transaktion eingesetzt haben, es

sei denn, mit Ihnen wurde ausdrücklich etwas anderes vereinbart; in keinem Fall werden Ihnen wegen dieser Rückzahlung Entgelte berechnet. Wir können die Rückzahlung verweigern, bis wir die Waren wieder zurückerhalten haben oder bis Sie den Nachweis erbracht haben, dass Sie die Waren zurückgesandt haben, je nachdem, welches der frühere Zeitpunkt ist. Sie haben die Waren unverzüglich und in jedem Fall spätestens binnen vierzehn Tagen ab dem Tag, an dem Sie uns über den Widerruf dieses Vertrages unterrichten, an uns zurückzusenden oder zu übergeben. Die Frist ist gewahrt, wenn Sie die Waren vor Ablauf der Frist von vierzehn Tagen absenden. Sie tragen die unmittelbaren Kosten der Rücksendung der Waren. Sie müssen für einen etwaigen Wertverlust der Waren nur aufkommen, wenn dieser Wertverlust auf einen zur Prüfung der Beschaffenheit, Eigenschaften und Funktionsweise der Waren nicht notwendigen Umgang mit ihnen zurückzuführen ist.

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art. Essen, den 13.06.2014

- Ende der Widerrufsbelehrung -

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Revocation rights

Annex 1 to Article 246 § 2 Section 3 Clause 1 of the Introductory Act to the German Civil Code (EGBGB)

Should there be discrepancies between the interpretation of the German and English versions of this Notice of revocation rights, the German version shall prevail.

Notice of revocation rights

Revocation rights

You can revoke your contractual statement within 14 days without indicating reasons in text form (e.g. letter, email, fax) or - if the item is delivered to you before expiry of the time limit - also by returning the item.

The deadline takes effect on receipt of this notice in text form. Timely dispatch of revocation or the item is sufficient to observe the revocation deadline.

Revocations are to be submitted to:

Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen Germany

email: gallery@opiumgewichte.com

phone: +49 (0) 176 385 14 167

fax: +49 (0) 201 455 36 21

Revocation consequences

In the event of a valid revocation, the performance delivered by either party is to be returned and the proceeds of any utilization (e.g. interest) submitted.

If you cannot submit / return the received performance and benefits (e.g. utilization benefits) to us, or submit / return them only partially or in a deteriorated condition, you need to compensate us to the required extent. You must pay compensation for degraded items only insofar as the deterioration is due to handling of the items beyond testing of properties and functionality. Testing of properties and functionality is to be understood as testing and evaluation of the respective goods as is possible and common in retail shops, for instance.

Items which can be dispatched in packages are to be returned at our expense and risk.

Items which cannot be dispatched in packages will be fetched from your premises. Payment obligations must be fulfilled within 30 days.

The time limit becomes effective on dispatch of your revocation notice or the item for you, and on its receipt for us.

Essen, 13 June 2014

Michael Herrfurth Gallery Asian Art.

- end of revocation notice -

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

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Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen (AGB)

§ 1 Geltungsbereich & Abwehrklausel

(1) Für die über die Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asiatische Kunst (Online-Galerie unter www.opiumgewichte.com) begründeten Rechtsbeziehungen zwischen dem Betreiber (nachfolgend „Anbieter“) und seinen Kunden gelten ausschließlich die folgenden Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen in der jeweiligen Fassung zum Zeitpunkt der Bestellung.

(2) Abweichende Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen des Kunden werden zurückgewiesen.

§ 2 Zustandekommen des Vertrages

(1) Die Präsentation der Waren in der OnlineGalerie stellt kein bindendes Angebot des Anbieters auf Abschluss eines Kaufvertrages dar. Der Kunde wird hierdurch lediglich aufgefordert, durch eine Bestellung ein Angebot abzugeben.

(2) Durch das Absenden der Bestellung per Email gibt der Kunde ein verbindliches Angebot gerichtet auf den Abschluss eines Kaufvertrages über die durch ihn in der Email genannten Waren ab. Mit dem Absenden der Bestellung erkennt der Kunde auch diese Geschäftsbedingungen als für das Rechtsverhältnis mit dem Anbieter allein maßgeblich an.

(3) Der Anbieter bestätigt den Eingang der Bestellung des Kunden durch Versendung einer Bestätigungs-E-Mail. Diese Bestellbestätigung stellt noch nicht die Annahme des Vertragsangebotes durch den Anbieter dar. Sie dient lediglich der Information des Kunden, dass die Bestellung beim Anbieter eingegangen ist. Die Erklärung der Annahme des Vertragsangebotes erfolgt durch die Auslieferung der Ware oder eine ausdrückliche Annahmeerklärung.

§ 3 Leistungsbeschreibung

(1) Die Beschaffenheiten der angebotenen Gegenstände werden im Einzelnen durch die Beschreibung auf der Website bzw. in einem per Download oder Email zur Verfügung gestellten Katalog im pdf-Format links oder rechts neben, unter oder über der Abbildung verbindlich und abschließend dargestellt. Sonstige öffentliche Äußerungen des Anbieters, dessen Gehilfen oder Dritter enthalten keine ergänzende oder ändernde Leistungsbeschreibung.

(2) Den Parteien ist bewusst, dass es bei der Übertragung und Anzeige der Bilddateien möglicherweise zu Abweichungen zwischen dem Original und der Darstellung auf dem Monitor z.B. hinsichtlich der Farbtöne kommen kann. Eine farbgetreue Wiedergabe der zugrunde liegenden Originale ist nicht geschuldet. Geringfügige Abweichungen zwischen der Darstellung des Bildes auf den Monitor und dem Original sind vertragsgemäß. Vertraglich geschuldet wird jedoch die in der Produktbeschreibung enthaltenen Eigenschaften (z.B. Material, Alter, Herkunft) auf der Website bzw. im Katalog zum Zeitpunkt der Bestellung.

§ 4 Preise

(1) Alle Preise verstehen sich in Euro.

(2) Maßgeblich sind ausschließlich die auf Anfrage dem Kunden per Email mitgeteilten Preise. Die in der Internetpräsentation bzw. im pdf-Katalog im Übrigen enthaltenen Angaben, insbesondere Preise, enthalten kein verbindliches Angebot und sind freibleibend. Irrtümer auf voran geschalteten Website oder abweichende Preisangaben auf Websites Dritter haben keine Verbindlichkeit im Verhältnis der Vertragsparteien.

(3) Alle angegebenen Preise verstehen sich in Euro zzgl. der jeweils geltenden gesetzlichen Mehrwertsteuer. Diese wird in der Rechnung separat ausgewiesen.

(4) Die Kosten für Lieferung und Verpackung trägt der Kunde. Die Art der Lieferung wählt der Kunde. Äußert sich der Kunde nicht zur Art der Lieferung, wählt der Anbieter die für ihn günstigste Versandvariante.

(5) Bei Lieferungen in Länder außerhalb der Europäischen Union können zusätzliche Kosten für anfallende weitere Steuern und Zölle entstehen, auf die der Anbieter keinen Einfluss hat. Diese Kosten werden in vollem Umfang vom Kunden getragen.

§ 5 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.

§ 7 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. (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.

§ 12 Aufrechnung

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

§ 13 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,

§ 14

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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Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art. www.opiumgewichte.com Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen (Germany) phone: +49 176 385 16147 email: gallery@opiumgewichte.com PREVIEW KIDS VIII A group of very rare elephant weights. Luang Prabang kingdom, 18th century or earlier.

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