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R-13-1
No. R-13-1
R-13-1
Bronze rain drum / Dong Son (Heger Type IV), Yunnan province (China) or Laos


height: 26,7 cm / 10.5 in
diameter: 47 cm / 18.5 in

A bronze rain drum from Laos or Yunnan
good condition with 3 small cracks of the bottom edge and one partial damage of the edge of the tympanum

Roxanna Brown explained the occasional damage with an ancient Laotian custom: When the owner of the drum passed away, the family break off a fragment of the drum to bury the drum with the owner symbolically.

references: Arts of Asia, Sept.-Oct. 1983, Sylvia Fraser-Lu
British Museum, registration no. 1925,0314.1, acquired 1925 (--> follow this link)
cf. Sotheby's 11 September 2012, Lot 175
cf. Christie's Sale 1492 Lot 133

Price: on request




R-13-2
No. R-13-2

R-13-2
Frog drum / Rain drum, Karen culture (Heger Type III)


height: 35 cm / 13.8 in
diameter: 49,8 cm / 19.6 in

A wonderful example of the old Karen culture bronze rain drums with one-frog tympanum
good condition, 9 cm crack on the wall (please see pictures) and signs of use

A remarkable piece of Burmese and Karen history.

references: The Karen drums of Burma, 1995, Richard M. Cooler
Arts of Asia, Sept.-Oct. 1983, Sylvia Fraser-Lu
Arts of Asia, Jan.-Feb. 1975, Roxanne M. Brown
cf. Christie's Sale 5065 Lot 8
cf. Christie's Sale 2016 Lot 137

Price: on request




G16-04
No. G16-04



G16-04
Small antique bronze flacon
Islamic art, probably Afghanistan, 19th c. or earlier


size: 62 mm d x 34 mm h (40 mm height incl. feet), mouth 20 mm diameter

Suspended on a chain, probably used as incense burner, makeup or perfume flacon, or snuff bottle.
The small vessel stands on three feet and has an attractive form. The bronze surface shows remnants of lacquer coating and rich dark patina.
Three beautiful carved eyelets for the chain.

Price: Euro 265
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)




G16-01
No. G16-01



G16-01
Antique Betel-nut cutter in form of a horse, iron with silver sheathing


length: 170 mm / 6.69 in

Horse-shaped cutters are popular in Sumatra, Madura and Bali, as well as in Java. This example has a relatively small head and an elaborate mane. The curl from the forehead is broken off and lost. The handle sheaths have beautiful engraved fish-scale pattern and round capsule-shaped finials.

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G16-02
No. G16-02



G16-02
Antique Betel-nut cutter in form of a horse, iron with silver sheathing


length: 170 mm / 6.69 in

Horse-shaped cutters are popular in Sumatra, Madura and Bali, as well as in Java. This example from East Java, has a relatively small head and perforated decoration to the mane. Worn with a few flaws, but overall good condition. The silver sheaths with round lobbed finials are nicely decorated. The hinge is disguised as the animal's eyes.

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G16-03
No. G16-03



G16-03
Antique Betel-nut cutter in form of a horse, iron with silver sheathing


length: 200 mm / 7.87 in

Horse-shaped cutters are popular in Sumatra, Madura and Bali, as well as in Java. The iron remains unadorned except to the striations on the lower arm. The sheaths with remarkable large round finials are nicely decorated. The hinge is disguised as the animal's eyes.

Price: Euro 290
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)





A-13-03
No. A-13-03

A-13-03
Early enamel/silver badge of the YMBA (Young Men Buddhist Association), Burma (Myanmar) 1906


diameter: 16,4 mm / 0.65 in

on the reverse illegible marked

The Young Men Buddhist Association was founded in 1906 during the British colonial era

A remarkable piece of Burmese history. It's an early badge of the YMBA, below the Swastika inscribed with the year 1906 in Burmese numerals, very good condition with minor signs of wear

Price: Euro 145 (incl. 19 %VAT, plus packing and shipment)



A-11-10
No. A-11-10


A-11-10

Hmong Solid Silver Bangle


Weight: 93 g
Diameter: 8 cm / 3.15 in
Marked: "925"

Traditional silver jewellery, worn of the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle

Price: Euro 180 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



A-11-11
No. A-11-11

A-11-11

Hmong Solid Silver Neck Band


Weight: 50 g
Marked: "925"

Traditional silver jewellery, worn of the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle

Price: Euro 160 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



A-11-09
No. A-11-09


A-11-09
Beautiful decorated Mandalay silver heart
Vintage Burmese silver work


3,2 x 3,0 x 1,3 cm
1,26 x 1,18 x 0.51 in
16 g / 0.52 oz

Age: Late 19th / early 20th century

Price: Euro 138 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



A-11-12
No. A-11-12



A-11-12
Hmong Silver Earrings


Weight: 7,5 g
Length: 4,5 cm / 1.77 in

Traditional silver jewellery, worn of the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle

Price: Euro 95 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



A-11-13
No. A-11-13


A-11-13
Hmong Silver Earrings


Weight: 7,5 g
Length: 4,6 cm / 1.81 in

Traditional silver jewellery, worn of the hill tribes of the Golden Triangle

Price: Euro 95 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)




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