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19-2-01
No. 19-2-01
Hintha 3
Burma, 19th century


weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1'621 g)
height: 125 mm / 4.92 in

Hintha 3B style, Shan States, post-1826 (after the 1st Anglo-Burmese war). An unusual variation of a Hintha 3B bird weight seated on a polygonal base, decorated with three horizontal lines and vertical notches.
Pronounced wings extend to the curved U-shaped tail. Slightly readjusted with lead. With one old repair to the bottom of the base front. Old wear. Good natural patina. Unique piece!
provenance: German art market

price: Euro 880 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


19-2-03
No. 19-2-03

Toe 1B
Burma, circa 1640


weight: 5 tical (75 g)
height: 33 mm / 1.30 in
verification mark: circular despression in front of the base

This rare 5 tical Toe 1B weight is in very good condition with old wear und traces of use. Ears, eyes, mouth and decoration lines are still well visible.
Smooth surface with fine, natural grown patina.

price: Euro 154,70 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 130 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



19-1-07
No. 19-1-07

Toe 1A
Burma, prior to 1600


weight: 1 tical (13 g)
height: 19 mm / 0.75 in

This rare 1 tical Toe 1A weight bears a lotus tail and on the forehead a single horn comparable to a unicorn. Ears, eyes and mouth are still well recognizable.
The small lion figurine sits on an oval rounded, probably original octogonal base with vertical notches (almost completely worn) and a lower horizontal line. The weight shows a rich dense patina with remnants of black coating.
It's a recommended collector's piece in great condition considering an age of over 400 years.

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)



19-1-02
No. 19-1-02

Hintha 4D
Burma, Shan-States, 2nd half 19th century


weight: 10 tical (165 g)
height: 58 mm / 2.28 in

verification mark: outline of a bird, base front right

base: hexagonal, elongated

Antique bronze "opium" weight, only slightly worn, dark patina, excellent condition, detailed decorated with fine horizontal lines on the base.

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)


19-1-03
No. 19-1-03

Hintha 2C
Burma, Mon, circa 1730


weight: 2 tical (31 g)
height: 24 mm / 0.94 in

It's a typical, but quite attractive example of a so-called "Sleeping Duck" with nice decoration.
The beak rests on the chest. The elongated head crest starts on the forehead. Two horizontal lines decorate the base, beautiful patina, rich remnants of black lacquer (!) on back and base.

weight: 2 tical (31 g)
height: 24 mm / 0.94 in
verification mark: precise 6-rayed star under the base
base: octagonal
condition: very good

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)




18-3-02
No. 18-3-02



Rare old Toe 1A with lotus tail
Burma, prior to 1600


weight: 5 tical (69 g)
height: 34 mm / 1.34 in

This T1A weight shows three verification marks, the original circular depression in front of the base, a 2nd circle mark front right and base right a 6- or rather 5-rayed star. The weight is heavily worn with traces of black coating. Only two horizontal decoration lines on the base and one on the chest are still visible.

price: Euro 238 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
price: Euro 200 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


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)



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 (still visible) and circle base front right (almost vanished)

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.

- 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

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 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)


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)


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.

- sold -


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


16-1-15
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

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

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)


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 119 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packaging and shipment)
price: Euro 100 (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.)

good collection of marks, old patina, scratches on the bottom

price: Euro 83,30 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packaging and shipment)
price: Euro 70 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)




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