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Cigarette Case Thai Nakon, silver
S20-06
Sterling silver cigarette case, Thai Nakon
Thailand, 1st half to mid-20th century

dimensions: 137 x 84 mm / 5.39 x 3.31 in
weight: 177 g

Silver Niello decorated cigarette case with original box, lined with green velvet.
The silver case is in superb condition with only minor traces of use, while the presentation box shows some wear to the edges.
Front design of the box with the two guardian lions in the center, flame ornaments and four figurines in each corner is excellent elaborated.
The interior band is original and marked with Hill Shenstone. Various marks inside the silver case.
The presentation box is marked in Thai and English on a ribbon "By appointment to H.M. the King THAI NAKON Silverware and Nielloware Bangkok, Thailand".

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)


Betel-knife silver
S20-05
Betel knife with silver hilt
Thailand, Laos, 19th / early 20th century

length: 170 mm / 6.69 in

The hilt is probably made of wood, overlaid with silver sheet and shows small dents, the blade with greenish encrustations.
An attractive clear, restrained design.
Distinct form and good overall condition.

reference: Henry Brownrigg, Betel Cutters from the Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Thames and Hudson, London 1992, p. 132

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Hmong bracelet (Laos)
S19-01
Heavy silver bracelet
Hmong / Miao, Yunnan / Laos, early 19th century

weight: 225 g
dimensions: 94 x 76 mm / 3.7 x 2.99 in
smallest inner diameter: 50 mm / 1.97 in

This impressive masterpiece of an old Hmong bracelet were worn by men.
Rare to find in this shape. Circular line decoration and geometric ornaments.

Worn, smooth surface with rich patina, small defects on both rims with loss of material, appart from that good condition. High-grade silver.

Price (without stand): Euro 434,35 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 365 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)

Silver bracelet (Laos)
S20-01

A rare heavy twisted silver bracelet
Golden Triangle (Phami-Akha, Thailand / Laos)
19th/early 20th century

weight: 101 g
max. outer diameter: 72 mm / 2.83 in
max. inner diameter: 45 mm / 1.77 in

This twisted silver bracelet shows lovely wear to the wire on both sides.
The solid silver finials are decorated with floral ornaments, slightly faded from use over the decades but still visible. Original pieces in this superb condition are much sought after.

Price (without stand): Euro 345,10 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 290 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)

Tribal jewelry (Laos)
S20-02

A pair of hollow silver bracelets
Khamu, Golden Triangle / Laos
late 19th / early 20th century

bracelet 1
weight: 78 grams
max outer diameter: 87 mm / 3.43 in
max inner diameter: 46 mm / 1.81 in
bracelet 2:
weight: 79 grams
max outer diameter: 86 mm / 3.39 in
max inner diameter: 46 mm / 1.81 in


An original pair of these hollow silver bracelets is hard to find, both in respect to the overwhelming decoration and excellent condition as well as to the size.
A few silver "pebbles" rattle inside the bracelet having religious significance.

Price (pair): Euro 999,60 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 840 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Laos Silver
S20-03


A pair of heavy silver bracelets

Golden Triangle (Phami-Akha)
late 19th / early 20th century


bracelet 1
weight: 219 grams
max outer diameter: 87 mm / 3.43 in
max inner diameter: 56 mm / 2.20 in (expandable)
bracelet 2:
weight: 220 grams
max outer diameter: 88 mm / 3.46 in
max inner diameter: 56 mm / 2.20 in (expandable)
A stunning original pair of expandable solid silver bracelets from the Golden Triangle. Smooth traces of use to the very detailed decoration as shown in the photos.
A real treasure for a collector of tribal jewellery from the Golden Triangle and Laos.

Price: Euro 999,60 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 840 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


Hmong Silver hairpin
S19-05
Antique large silver hair pin, Hmong, Laos
late 19th century

weight: 86 g
length: 270 mm / 10.6 in
width top: 30 x 30 mm / 1.18 x 1.18 in

The wooden core is covered with silver sheet, rich decorated with silver filigree work.
On the top a small container with the original silver lid, connected with the hair pin by a chain.
The container used to be filled with opium and herbal fragrances.
This hair pin is an antique piece with dents and cracks to the silver sheet along the wooden shaft.
There are still new hair pins in perfect condition available, but original antique pieces are rare to find, especially in this large size.

Price (inclusive custom made stand): 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)


Miao counter weight
S20-04

A Miao/Dong silver apron counter weight

Guizhou province, Autonomous Region Qiandongnan, China, mid-20th century

weight: 119 g
dimensions: 133 x 91 mm / 5.24 x 3.58 in

Two spirals connected by an S-shaped band with floral engravings.
Made of regional silver alloy. Fine detailed work in excellent condition.

Price (inclusive custom-made stand):
Euro 480 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)




Burmese Silver bracelet
S19-04



Bracelet, silver alloy
Wa / Lawa people, Golden Triangle, 20th century

weight: 114 g
dimensions: 73 x 69 mm / 2.87 x 2.72 in
smallest inner diameter: 50 mm / 1.97 in

Provenance: German art market

Price (without stand): Euro 65,45 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 55 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


limebox silver Shan (Burma)
S18-14

Silver lime box
Shan (Burma / Myanmar), late 19th century

weight: 102 g
length: 65 mm / 2.56 in
height: 57 mm / 2.24 in
width: 32 mm / 1.26 in

A beautiful old high grade silver lime box. Relatively heavy compared to the size (thick walled “old quality”).
Traditional floral pattern on the top of the lid. Symbolized flower as maker’s or owner’s mark on the bottom.
Traces of lime. Good condition.

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Shan Silver
S18-08
Large Silver Betel / Tobacco Box, Shan States (Burma / Myanmar), 20th century

weight: 256 g
height: 95 mm / 3.74 in
diameter: 110 mm / 4.33 in

Ornamented Shan betel box with eight rectangles, each with an animal figurine.
Another animal (a lizard or chameleon) is depicted on the top of the lid.
At the bottom a large engraving of the maker's signature: fish with turned head
Wear and tear from daily use with a few dents, otherwise good condition.
reference:
Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 66
Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, Riverbooks 2013, p. 241, fig. 594

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Burmese Silver
S18-01

Antique Kachin / Shan Silver Bracelet, Burma, 19th century

weight: 130 g
dimensions: 70 x 67 mm / 2.76 x 2.64 in
smallest inner diameter: 52 mm / 2.05 in

A marvellous example of an antique Kachin bracelet. Finely and detailed crafted, with various bands of ornamental decoration, this filigree work shows a clear distinction between the highly skilled silversmiths of the early times and modern copies.
condition: worn with smooth surface, small cracks and dents

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Hmong Silver
S18-10


Hmong / Mien people, tribal jewellery
Solid silver bracelet from the Golden Triangle,
late 19th / early 20th century


weight: 66 g
dimensions:
60 x 45 mm / 2.36 x 1.77 in
smallest inner diameter:
41 mm / 1.61 inch

A lovely worn, beautiful decorated bracelet with floral and geometric ornaments, partly vanished from wear over a long period.
These bracelets were usually worn by Hmong and Mien (see reference below).
Inside with a few scratches.

reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 41

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Hmong Silver
S18-11


Hmong / Mien people, tribal jewellery
Solid silver bracelet from the Golden Triangle,
late 19th / early 20th century


weight: 62 g
dimensions:
65 x 55 mm / 2.91 x 2.83 in
smallest inner diameter:
48 mm / 1.89 in

A beautiful decorated bracelet with floral and geometric ornaments, partly vanished from wear over a long period.
Bracelets with flattened ends usually worn by Hmong and Mien (see reference below).
With a minor casting defect, which not affected the stability (please see image 3).

reference: Paul and Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle, Thames and Hudson 1984, p. 41

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)


Burmese Silver
S18-03

Large Thabeik silver bowl, Tavoy, Burma
colonial time, first half 20th century


weight: 401 g
height: 115 mm / 4.53 in
diameter: approx. 180 mm / 7.09 in

This large high quality bowl in rare style comes probably from Dawei (formerly known as Tawoy in Tenasserim Division), southern Myanmar, near the border to Thailand.
Separated into roundels by polished line work, 7 animals are depicted very detailed.
A masterpiece, slightly worn (small dents on the bottom).
Marked with a circle of floral pattern.

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Burmese Silver
S17-01
Thabeik silver bowl, Burma (Myanmar), colonial time, late 19th or early 20th century

weight: 142 g
height: 68 mm / 2.68 in
diameter: approx. 104 mm / 4.09 in

This finely chased repoussé bowl shows the eight animals of the Burmese days of the week, which are Garuda (Sunday), Tiger (Monday), Lion (Tuesday), Tusked Elephant (Wednesday morning), Tuskless Elephant (Wednesday afternoon), Rat (Thursday), Guinea Pig (Friday) and finally Naga (Saturday). Please note the floral scrollwork below the rim and the acanthus leaf band at lower section.

Price: Euro 499,80 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 420 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Burmese Silver
S17-03
Magnificent Thabeik silver bowl, Burma (Myanmar), first half 20th century

weight: 281 g
height: 77 mm / 3.03 in
diameter: approx. 120 mm / 4.72 in

This heavy bowl is marked with a fish, bearing the makers or owners name in Roman and Burmese script: "MAH NYIN" at the bottom of the bowl. Separated into compartments, this exceptional bowl is embellished with embossed and chased decoration in distinctive high relief, depicting large figurines in traditional scenes of Burmese Ramayana.
There are a small 3 cm crack and small dents on the edge of the bottom (near the upper part of the fish tail). Otherwise very good condition.

Price: Euro 571,20 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 480 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)





Burmese Silver
G18-01
A pair of exquisite crafted antique golden earrings
Laos (Luang Prabang), 19th / early 20th century


weight of the pair: 21 grams
length: 49 mm / 1.93 in
diameter: approx. 32 mm / 1.26 in

Earrings of similar design are well known and documented, but usually made of silver.
Here, for the first time, we offer these hooked-shaped earrings, worn by Hmong woman, in solid gold.
Extraordinary fine and detailed elaborated golden earrings, with only small defects on the outer rim.
These beautiful pieces of jewellery from north/central Laos show the excellent technical and artistic skills of the goldsmith.
A magnificent collector's treasure!

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)



limebox silver Burma
S18-07

Important silver tray, Rangoon, Burma, 1964


Embossed and engraved silver tray.
Engraved dedication with twelve signatures in the centre.

weight: 588 grams
length: 333 mm / 13.11 in
width: 268 mm / 10.55 in

As the Politisches Archiv des Auswärtigen Amts (archive of the Federal Foreign Office Germany) confirmed, the persons, which signed the silver tray, were staff of the German embassy in Rangoon between 1963 and 1965 (Many thanks to Ms. Wendt for this information).
We therefore assume, that the silver tray was dedicated in Rangoon 1964 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the German embassy in Burma, opened in Rangoon in 1954. An important historical reference.
Good condition with some scratches and a few dents.

Price: Euro 999,60 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 840 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



limebox silver Burma
S18-04

Silver lime box

Burma (Myanmar), late 19th century
signed: flower mark

weight: 95 g
length: 65 mm / 2.56 in
height: 52 mm / 2.05 in
width: 32 mm / 1.26 in

A beautiful small lime box, elegant oval shape, made of high-grade silver. Relatively heavy compared to the size (thick walled “old quality”).
Lid decorated with floral pattern. The bottom is marked with small makers sign.

condition: fair wear and tear from daily use, small dents, small crack on the lower rim of the lid

Price: Euro 196,35 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 165 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Burmese Silver
S17-05

Solid silver belt, tribal jewellery, probably Burma (Myanmar) or Laos, first half 20th century


weight: 165 g
length: 740 mm / 29 in

Made of silver braided chains, belt buckle decorated with floral design. Tribal craftsmanship with wear and tear from use over the decades. A beautiful example of early tribal jewellery from the Golden Triangle.

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



Hmong Silver
S17-07

Hmong (Miao) tribal art, solid silver soul lock / spirit lock pendant, Laos

1st half of the 20th century or earlier

weight: 88 g
height: 65 mm / 2,56 in
width: 102 mm / 4.0 in

Antique silver jewellery worn by the Hmong people (Miao) in the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand) as an amulet, to lock the soul to the body.
Solid, high grade silver amulet with all signs of wear and tear. A rare piece and beautiful example of Hmong art.

Price: Euro 440,30 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 370 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)


Shan lime box
S17-10

Silver betel box, half-moon shaped

Inle Lake, Shan States, Burma (Myanmar)
dated: 1289 (1927)

weight: 127 g
length: 99 mm / 3.9 in
height: 40 mm / 1.57 in
width: 49 mm / 1.93 in

remarkable:
The box is dated and the weight mass has been deeply engraved onto the bottom of the base in Burmese tical,
in addition the owners name has been slightly scratched on the bottom of the base.

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Shan lime box
S18-05

Lime box (hton bu), silver alloy

Inle Lake, Shan States, Burma (Myanmar)
dated: 1286 (1924/1925)

weight: 77 g
length: 76 mm / 2.99 in
height: 42 mm / 1.65 in
width: 44 mm / 1.73 in

remarkable:
The box is dated and the weight mass has been deeply engraved onto the bottom of the base in Burmese tical,

reference:
Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, Riverbooks 2013, fig. 26/27
Susan Conway, The Shan - Culture, Art and Crafts, River Books 2006, fig. 236

Price: Euro 160,65 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 135 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)




Hmong Silver
S17-12


Wa / Lawa people, tribal jewellery
solid silver bracelet with pointed ends, probably 1st half 20th century


weight: 120 g
max. inner / outer diameter:
49 mm / 1.93 in (children-size !)
64 mm / 2.52 in

Old silver jewellery of the Wa / Lawa people of the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand) with traditional decoration, wear and tear. Beautiful worn condition.

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Hmong earrings
S11-12


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



Hmong earrings
S11-13

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




silver pendant
S20-06



Rare antique silver heart pendant from Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), 19th / early 20th century


Fine vintage Burmese silver work.
Front side originally filled with glass inlays in diamond-shape - largely already lost.
A beautiful pieces of high quality Burmese / Shan silver craftmanship.
Strung on new natural black rubber band.

size of the silver heart: 32 x 30 x 13 mm / 1,26 x 1,18 x 0.51 in
weight of the silver heart: 16 g

Price: Euro 130,90 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 110 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Paul and Elaine Lewis
S19-02


Paul and Elain Lewis
Peoples of the Golden Triangle


A highly recommended reference book on tribal jewellery of ethnic groups of the Golden Triangle

Thames Hudson, 1984. Hard Cover. First Edition. Condition: Fair. Book has some edge & corner wear, some page edges smudged.

Price: Euro 32,10 (incl. 7 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 30 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)




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