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No. 22-1-21
No. 22-1-21

Hintha 4C, "Kissing Duck", set of 10 / 5 / 2 tical
Shan States, Burma, 2nd half 19th century


weight: 10 / 5 / 2 tical (161 / 82 / 32 g)
height: 51 / 41 / 28 mm ( 2.01 / 1.61 / 1.1 in)
verificationmark: 6 ray star (2 tical without mark)
base: hexagonal

These "Kissing Ducks" show minor wear.
All three weight are in very good condition with natural patina and typical detailed decoration.

Price for the set: Euro 290 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.





No. 22-1-08
No. 22-1-08
Hintha 2C, 20 tical
Mon State, Burma, ca. 1680


weight: 20 tical (325 g)
height: 52 mm / 2.05 in
verificationmark: 6 ray star
base: octagonal

This "Sleeping Duck" shows some wear and tear.
With minor scratches / small cut above the right eye and on the base right, the weight is still in very good condition with rich patina and a few traces of black coating.
All the details as eyes, beak, tuft and most of the decoration lines are well visible.

Price: Euro 210 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.



No. 22-1-09
No. 22-1-09


Hintha 2A, 5 tical
Mon State, Burma, ca. 1680


weight: 5 tical (76 g)
height: 32 mm / 1.26 in
verificationmark: circle mark base front
base: octagonal

A rare beautiful Hintha 2A weight with superb patina, rod mouth appendage, circle mark on the front of the base and rich remnants of black coating.
Considering age and use, the weight is in very good condition. All the details as eyes, mouth appendage and decoration lines are still well visible.

Price: Euro 145 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.



No. 22-1-10
No. 22-1-10


Karaweik 1, 1 viss
Burma, ca. 1820 (Konbaung dynasty)


weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1'625 g)
height: 123 mm / 4.84 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: outline of a bird, upper rim of the base

Fine natural bronze patina.
Multi-rows of neck feathers. A rare stepped layer on the back, curved upwards.
The rear end of the handle is not connected to the tail directly, but by a rod. Extended wings.
condition: good condition considering age and use, decoration lines and vertical notches on the upper rim of the base are well visible, old wear as expected, especially to the tip of the tail and the beak

Price: Euro 870 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.



No. 22-1-07
No. 22-1-07


Karaweik 1, 1/2 viss / 50 tical
Burma, ca. 1820 (Konbaung dynasty)


weight: 1/2 viss / 50 tical (763 g)
height: 96 mm / 3.78 in
base: octagonal

This Karaweik has a beautiful curved tail with a spacer between handle and tail. The octagonal base is decorated with vertical notches on the upper rim. The pronounced medium neck feather almost closes the circle to the rear end of the handle. The weight is worn with greenish encrustation. The verification mark, usually the outline of a bird, is not visible anymore.

Price: Euro 420 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.



22-1-14
No. 22-1-15


Hintha 4D
Shan States, Burma, late 19th century


weight: 20 tical (329 g)
height: 72 mm / 2.83 in
base: hexagonal

Hintha weights of this standard form were used around Inle Lake, southern Shan States.
Fine detailed decoartion, "local" mark base front right.
Nelson Annandale purchased a similar weight from the Yawnghwe bazaar (today Nyaungshwe) in 1917. It's illustrated and described in the below mentioned source.
reference: Nelson Annandale, Miscellanea Ethnographica, III, plate XLIII, Calcutta 1917, fig. 2
Michael Herrfurth & Hartmut Mollat, Shan Beauties - Bird-shaped weights of the Shan principalities of Burma, Arts of Asia - Summer Issue 2021

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22-1-12
No. 22-1-12

Hintha 3A1
Konbaung dynasty (Bodawpaya / Bagyidaw Min), Amarapura or 3rd Ava (Burma), ca. 1820


Natural bronze patina with rich remnants of black lacquer.
condition: all details intact, old wear, but still very good condition

weight: 1 viss, 100 tical (1'618 g)
height: 114 mm / 4.48 in
base: hexagonal
verification mark: precise 6 ray star mark, well visible

Price: Euro 595 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.



21-1-06
21-1-06


Hintha 3B
Shan states (Burma), late 19th / early 20th century


weight: 1/2 viss / 50 tical (800 g)
height: 94 mm / 3.70 in

After the Great Britain took over Burma in 1885, the Shan states continued issuing animal-shaped weights in the form of birds. These Hintha 3B-style bird weights were issued in only small numbers with a polygonal base and can be well distinguished in various details from the H3B form of the Konbaung dynasty.

Good worn condition with all signs of daily use on the market. Natural patina. Remnants of red colour on head and chest.
provenance: German art market

Price: Euro 350 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.



22-1-13
No. 22-1-13

Hintha 4A1
Shan States, Burma, mid-19th century


weight: 10 tical (160 g)
height: 51 mm / 2.01 in
base: hexagonal
verification mark: 6 ray star

A very fine elaborated Hintha 4 weight with almost black patina.
Very good condition with minor traces of age and wear.

Price: Euro 135 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.



21-1-10
No. 21-1-10

Toe 1C, ca. 1680


weight: 10 tical (146 g)
height: 42 mm / 1.65 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: circular depression in front of the base

A beautiful old market weight in very good condition considering age and use.
Eyes, ears, horns, decoration lines are still well visible.
Rod mouth appendage with mane decoration.
Rich, dark patina, smooth surface. Slight readjustment with lead between body and base (right).

Price: Euro 160 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.


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 800 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
The price is subject to the special arrangement for the taxation of the margin (margin scheme) in compliance with § 25a UStG. VAT will not be shown separately on the invoice.


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 714 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 600 (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 119 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 100 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



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

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.
Good condition with extensive wear and beautiful dark, natural patina.
There is an interesting copper-coloured forehead (not further examinated).

price: Euro 71,40 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 60 (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 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)


22-1-20
No. 22-1-20


Rare Hintha 1B
Burma, early 17th century


weight: 20 tical (318 g)
height: 73 mm / 2.87 in
base: octagonal

A fine example of this standard form with rich remnants of black coating and superb bronze patina.
The double line on the wings and decoration lines on the tail are still partly visible.
Please note that the weight lost material from wear, so that the mass is below the standard (15 grams per tical).

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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

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 95,20 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 80 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)




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