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18-1-05
No. 18-1-05
Marble "Domed" or "Turtle" weight
Burma, 19th century or earlier


reference:
Donald and Joan Gear, Earth to Heaven, Silkworm Books, 2000
Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat, Arts of Asia, Special Burma Issue, May - June 2013, p. 125

weight: 12,5 viss / 1250 tical (20,4 kg)
d x h: 255 x 190 mm / 10.04 x 7.48 in

Inscription in Burmese characters: “12 1/2 Peiktha”

With 12 1/2 viss this marble stone, nicely carved with geometric pattern, is the largest Burmese weight. The old piece is strongly worn from daily use on the rice market. It bears an inscription in Burmese characters: "12 ½ Peiktha"

price: Euro 1.178,10 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 990 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


18-1-04
No. 18-1-04

Marble "Domed" or "Turtle" weight
Burma, 19th century or earlier


reference:
Donald and Joan Gear, Earth to Heaven, Silkworm Books, 2000
Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat, Arts of Asia, Special Burma Issue, May - June 2013, p. 125

weight: 5 viss / 500 tical (7,4 kg)
d x h: 210 x 125 mm / 8.27 x 4.92 in

Inscription in Burmese characters: “5 Peiktha”

Rare 5 viss weight from Mandalay in good condition with signs of use and scratches as well as a weight adjustment under the base (material removed). The weight mass of 7,4 kg for 5 viss is equal to the old standard of 15 g/tical. Therefor possibly this weight can be dated to the late 17th / early 18th century.

price: Euro 833 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 700 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


18-1-03
No. 18-1-03

Marble "Domed" or "Turtle" weight
Burma, 19th century or earlier


reference:
Donald and Joan Gear, Earth to Heaven, Silkworm Books, 2000
Michael Herrfurth and Hartmut Mollat, Arts of Asia, Special Burma Issue, May - June 2013, p. 125

weight: 20 tical (287 g)
d x h: 67 x 45 mm / 2.6 x 1.8 in

This rare 20 tical marble weight from Mandalay is strongly worn with smooth surface. The vertical decoration lines are still well visible. Probably this weight is also an earlier piece (old standard of 15 g/tical) or lost quite a lot of material due to the daily use on the market over the centuries.

price: Euro 190,40 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 160 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



18-1-06
No. 18-1-06
Hintha 3A1, circa 1820

weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1.498 g)
height: 105 mm / 4.13 in
base: hexagonal
verification mark: 6-rayed star

The Hintha stands proud and upright, with broad chest and strong body.
Beautiful multi-colour patina. Two rows of neck feathers. Verification mark (6-rayed star front right) is still visible. Even worn with smooth surface and rounded edges to the base, the weight is still in good condition.

- sold -


18-1-14
No. 18-1-14

Toe 1C, circa 1680

weight: 20 tical (282 g)
height: 52 mm / 2.05 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: square depression, base front right (still visible)

Toe 1C with trefoil mouth appendage. Old scratched simple cross sign under the base, probably an owners mark. Heavily worn market weight with all signs of daily use, smooth dark, partly greenish patina.

price: Euro 220,15 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 185 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


17-1-24
No. 17-1-24
A pair of Hintha 1C weights, circa 1760

weight: 20 & 10 tical (306 / 151 g)
height: 62 mm / 2.44 in // 51 mm / 2.01 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: 9-rayed star

The smooth rich patina makes these two Hintha bird's to a lovely pair of collector's weights. Both are strongly worn with a lot of character. The 9-rayed star mark is clear (20 tical) resp. barely (10 tical) visible. The octagonal base is almost rounded up and both mouth appendages are worn off smoothly. The tail feathers are beautiful curled.

- sold -


16-2-11
No. 16-2-11
Chinthe 2A, circa 1760

weight: 20 tical (291 g)
height: 65 mm / 2.56 in
verificationmark: 9-rayed star mark, barely visible
base: square

remarkable:
7 copper inlays, one in front of the body below the beard, two left, two right on the body as well as both eyes with copper inlays, worn but still in good condition and with beautiful dark patina. There is an interesting copper-coloured forehead (not further examinated).

price: Euro 190,40 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 160 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


18-1-07
No. 18-1-07
Hintha 3A1, circa 1820

weight: 1/2 viss / 50 tical (771 g)
height: 87 mm / 3.43 in
base: hexagonal
verification mark: 6-rayed star

Beautiful worn market weight with rich dark, partly greenish patina. Two rows of neck feathers. Verification mark (6-rayed star front right) is clear visible. Even worn, still in good condition considering age and use (small hole under the handle).

price: Euro 380,80 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 320 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


17-1-26
No. 17-1-26

Chinthe 2B, prior to 1837


weight: 20 tical (318 g)
height: 73 mm / 2.87 in
verificationmark: 9-rayed star barely visible
base: square

The much scarcer handle with two knobs, the upwards curved mane, and the tall base with a line of vertical notches make this 20 tical Chinthe. Attractive dark shining patina. This beautiful lion weight is in very good condition.

price: Euro 220,15 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 185 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


17-1-22
No. 17-1-22

Chinthe 2A, circa 1760


weight: 20 tical (310 g)
height: 69 mm / 2.72 in
verificationmark: precise 9-rayed star mark (barely visible)
base: square

remarkable:
Two deep dotted decoration lines on the base, completed with a horizontal line below. Also the hairs on the four legs represented by dots. The weight is strongly worn, especially the horn right and the eye left. Otherwise the rare decoration and the silver bronze with beautiful patina makes this Chinthe very attractive.

price: Euro 148,75 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 125 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


16-1-20
No. 16-1-20

Hintha 2C ("sleeping duck"), circa 1730


weight: 20 tical (299 g)
height: 53 mm / 2.09 in
verificationmark: 6-rayed star mark, partly vanished
base: octagonal

remarkable: rare sleeping duck / Mon duck, smooth surface, rich dark brown-greyish patina

price: Euro 226,10 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 190 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


16-1-15
No. 16-1-15

Hintha 3B, prior to 1868


weight: 1/2 viss / 50 tical (758 g)
height: 91 mm / 3.58 in
verificationmark: non
base: hexagonal

remarkable:
Hintha 3B with typical standard form, worn, greenish-brown patina.

price: Euro 339,15 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 285 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


13-3-21
No. 13-3-21

Karaweik 1, remnants of gilding, ca. 1820


weight: 20 tical (303 g)
height: 62 mm / 2.4 in
verificationmark: not visible anymore (outline of the bird)
base: octagonal

Typical Karaweik design, the whole body with traces of old gilding, rich dark patina, good conditon with all signs of use

- sold -


16-2-02
No. 16-2-02

Chinthe 1, traces of red lacquer, ca. 1730


weight: 20 tical (326 g)
height: 67 mm / 2.64 in
verificationmark: 4-rayed star
base: octagonal

remarkable:
traces of red lacquer, rich shining patina, very good condition.

price: Euro 172,55 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 145 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


16-1-16
No. 16-1-16

Liang / Tael weight, China, 19th century


weight: 30 Liang (1'122 g)
30 Kuping (treasury standard) tael = 37,5 g / tael

size: 87 mm l x 59 mm w x 42 mm h
verificationmark: three Chinese character ("30 Liang")

remarkable: the reverse of the weight seems to be used as a hammer, traces of nail heads remain, otherwise good condition

price: Euro 232,05 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packaging and shipment)
price: Euro 195 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


16-1-17
No. 16-1-17

Liang / Tael weight, China, 19th century


weight: 10 Liang (373 g)
10 Kuping (treasury standard) tael = 37,5 g / tael

size: 58 mm l x 38 mm w x 30 mm h
verificationmark: two Chinese character ("10 Liang")

signs of wear and tear, a few scratches

price: Euro 148,75 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packaging and shipment)
price: Euro 125 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



12-6-40
No. 12-6-40


English merchant's weight, 1826 or later


weight: 8 ounzes (226,8 g)
diameter: 55 mm / 2.17 in
height: 14 mm / 0.55 in
verification marks: hallmarked London crown "G", "A" (Averdepois / avoirdupois), stamped with the ewer within the date "1826"
The date 1826 is the date of an act of the parliament, not the date of the manufacture of the weight (1824 the famous "weights and Measures Act" established the Imperial system of weights and measures. The act came in force in 1826.)

remarkable: good collection of marks, rich dark patina, scratches on the bottom

price: Euro 89,25 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packaging and shipment)
price: Euro 75 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)




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