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Burmese Silver
No. S-17-01
Thabeik silver bowl, Burma (Myanmar), colonial time, late 19th or early 20th century

weight: 142 g
height: 68 mm / 2.68 in
diameter: approx. 104 mm / 4.09 in

This finely chased repoussé bowl shows the eight animals of the Burmese days of the week, which are Garuda (Sunday), Tiger (Monday), Lion (Tuesday), Tusked Elephant (Wednesday morning), Tuskless Elephant (Wednesday afternoon), Rat (Thursday), Guinea Pig (Friday) and finally Naga (Saturday). Please note the floral scrollwork below the rim and the acanthus leaf band at lower section.

Price: Euro 571,20 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 480 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Burmese Silver
No. S-17-02
Thabeik silver bowl, Burma (Myanmar), colonial time, dated 1921

weight: 185 g
height: 78 mm / 3.07 in
diameter: approx. 127 mm / 5 in

Embossed in high relief, in its middle section this Thabeik bowl depicts traditional scenes from Ramayana (Yamayana) in 5 separated roundels. The lower section - as typical - shows a band of (lotus) leaves. A rare impressive piece of Burmese craftsmanship from colonial times, dedicated and dated. The shape has been inspired by the monk's bowl.
There is an inscription on the upper rim of the bowl: "PRESENTED BY THE COMMISSIONER, IRRAWADDY DIVISION, TO MAUNG LU HLA, HEADMAN LE: EINOAN VILLAGE-TRACT, KYAIKLAT TOWNSHIP, AT A DURBAR,1921".

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Burmese Silver
No. S-17-03
Magnificent Thabeik silver bowl, Burma (Myanmar), first half 20th century

weight: 281 g
height: 77 mm / 3.03 in
diameter: approx. 120 mm / 4.72 in

This heavy bowl is marked with a fish, bearing the makers or owners name in Roman and Burmese script: "MAH NYIN" at the bottom of the bowl. Separated into compartments, this exceptional bowl is embellished with embossed and chased decoration in distinctive high relief, depicting large figurines in traditional scenes of Burmese Ramayana.
There are a small 3 cm crack and small dents on the edge of the bottom (near the upper part of the fish tail). Otherwise very good condition.

Price: Euro 571,20 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 480 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Burmese Silver
No. S-17-04
Groom's wedding bangle, silver alloy, early 20th century, Shan States, Burma (Myanmar)

weight: 57 g
width: 31 mm / 1.22 in
diameter: approx. 66 mm / 2.6 in

As a sign of marriage, silver bangles were exchanged between bride and groom during the wedding ceremony in the Shan States. Here we offer a large piece with 4 rows of twisted silver threads between three silver bands for wearing by the husband in beautiful worn condition. A silversmith's masterpiece with smooth surface.

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Burmese Silver
No. S-17-05
Solid silver belt, tribal jewellery, probably Burma (Myanmar) or Laos, first half 20th century

weight: 165 g
length: 740 mm / 29 in

Made of silver braided chains, belt buckle decorated with floral design. Tribal craftsmanship with wear and tear from use over the decades. A beautiful example of early tribal jewellery from the Golden Triangle.

Price: Euro 315,35 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 265 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Hmong Silver
No. S-17-06

Hmong (Miao) tribal art, a pair of silver bangles, Laos, early 20th century


weight: 97 g
inner / outer diameter:
50 mm / 2 in (children-size !)
74 mm / 2.9 in

Old silver jewellery of the Hmong people (Miao) in the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand). Attractive snake skin and diamond pattern design.

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Hmong Silver
No. S-17-07

Hmong (Miao) tribal art, solid silver soul lock / spirit lock pendant, Laos

1st half of the 20th century or earlier

weight: 88 g
height: 65 mm / 2,56 in
width: 102 mm / 4.0 in

Antique silver jewellery worn by the Hmong people (Miao) in the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand) as an amulet, to lock the soul to the body.
Solid, high grade silver amulet with all signs of wear and tear. A rare piece and beautiful example of Hmong art.

Price: Euro 440,30 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 370 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Thai silver limebox
No. S-17-08
Group of three traditional silver lime boxes, Thailand
probably 1st half of the 20th century

weight: 24 g / 26 g / 30 g
height: 37 mm (left), 38 mm (centre), 47 mm (right)
diameter: 55 mm (left), 49 mm (centre), 59 mm (right)

Three (3) vintage silver lime boxes in very good condition with only a few signs of wear commensurate with its age and use, no cracks, holes or major dents.
The lime box left bear a very fine scratched inscription on the bottom. Indecipherable. The centre box bears a 5-flower mark on the bottom.
The two boxes centre and right are richly decorated with floral design and geometrical pattern. The box left is plain, except the circular blossom decoration on the top of the lid.

Price: Euro 261,80 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 220 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Akha silver ring
No. S-17-09
Large silver ring, Akha, Lahu or Lisu culture, Thailand / Myanmar / Laos
late 19th to first half 20th century

weight: 17 g
height: 11 mm to 16 mm (crown)
diameter: 21 mm (inner diam.), 25 mm (outer diam.)

Solid silver ring made of coiled silver wire, worn, smooth silver patina. The crown shows remnants of coloured fillings in green and yellow. Finely crafted, this beautiful example of tribal jewellery from the Golden Triangle is still in very good condition.

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Akha silver ring
No. S-17-10

Silver betel box, half-moon shaped

Inle Lake, Shan States, Burma (Myanmar)
dated: 1289 (1927)

weight: 127 g
length: 99 mm / 3.9 in
height: 40 mm / 1.57 in
widht: 49 mm / 1.93 in

remarkable:
The box is dated and the weight mass has been deeply engraved onto the bottom of the base in Burmese tical,
in addition the owners name has been slightly scratched on the bottom of the base.

Price: Euro 267,75 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 225 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)




Hmong Silver
No. S-17-11


Wa / Lawa people, tribal jewellery
solid silver bracelet, probably 1st half 20th century


weight: 114 g
max. inner / outer diameter:
55 mm / 2.17 in (children-size !)
73 mm / 2.87 in

Old silver jewellery of the Wa / Lawa people of the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand). Worn with scratches and one light cut.

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Hmong Silver
No. S-17-12


Wa / Lawa people, tribal jewellery
solid silver bracelet with pointed ends, probably 1st half 20th century


weight: 120 g
max. inner / outer diameter:
49 mm / 1.93 in (children-size !)
64 mm / 2.52 in

Old silver jewellery of the Wa / Lawa people of the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand) with traditional decoration, wear and tear. Beautiful worn condition.

Price: Euro 166,60 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 140 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



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