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21-2-03
No. 21-2-03

Chinthe 2B
Burma, prior to 1837


weight: 1/2 viss, 50 tical (755 g)
height: 93 mm / 3.66 in

verification mark: 9-rayed star not visible anymore
base: square

worn, smooth surface, probably cleaned with a wire brush (what left fine scratches, especially to the base), eyes barely visible, otherwise good condition

Price: Euro 700 (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. 21-2-02
No. 21-2-02


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


weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1'625 g)
height: 113 mm / 4.45 in
base: octagonal

Excellent natural bronze patina with rich remnants of black lacquer, smooth surface.
Both eyes with eyelid. Second row of the neck feathers nearly reach the tip of the handle to close a circle. Elongated tail.
The rear end of the handle is not connected to the tail directly, but by a rod. Extended wings. The protruding ends of the wings are worn.
condition: decoration lines partly worn, old wear (especially to the top of the handle), fine natural patina, rich remnants of black lacquer, base with some casting defects and imperfections

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No. 21-2-01
No. 21-2-01

Hintha 3A1, 1 viss
Burma, ca. 1820


weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1'588 g)
height: 105 mm / 4.13 in
base: hexagonal

heavy weight with handle, two rows of neck feathers, natural bronze patina, issued during the Konbaung dynasty
band of notches on the upper rim of the base is almost vanished
readjusted with lead, filling the space between body and base
condition: attractive market weight, worn with smooth surface

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No. 21-1-10
No. 21-1-10
Chinthe 2A
Burma, ca. 1760


weight: 50 tical (783 g)
height: 90 mm / 3.54 in

verification mark: precise 9-rayed star, base right

base: square

superb natural grown patina, rich remnants of black coating, band of notches around the upper rim of the base
old market weight with signs of use over the centuries, 4 copper inlays lost

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21-1-12
No. 21-1-12


Chinthe 2B
Burma, prior to 1837


weight: 1/2 viss, 50 tical (808 g)
height: 93 mm / 3.66 in

verification mark: precise 9-rayed star base right
base: square

Original Chinthe 2B weight in good condition.
Special base decoration. Remnants of black coating.

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21-1-11
No. 21-1-11

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


Natural bronze patina with rich remnants of black lacquer, smooth surface. Special proportions with short neck and double row of elongated neck feathers.
The rear end of the handle is connected to the tail with a ball, similar to the Karaweik.
The weight has been readjusted with lead, filled between body and base.
condition: decoration lines partly worn, old wear, fine natural patina, rich remnants of black lacquer

weight: 1 viss, 100 tical (1'596 g)
height: 114 mm / 4.48 in
base: hexagonal
verification mark: worn, not visible anymmore

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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.



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.

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21-1-10
No. 21-1-10
Toe 1C, c. 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 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)

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)


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.

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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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