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Burmese Silver
No. S-18-01

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

Price: Euro 785,40 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 660 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Burmese Silver
No. S-18-03

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.

Price: Euro 975,80 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 820 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)




Burmese Silver
No. S-17-01
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 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
No. S-17-02
Thabeik silver bowl, Burma (Myanmar), colonial time, dated 1921

weight: 185 g
height: 78 mm / 3.07 in
diameter: approx. 127 mm / 5 in

Embossed in high relief, in its middle section this Thabeik bowl depicts traditional scenes from Ramayana (Yamayana) in 5 separated roundels. The lower section - as typical - shows a band of (lotus) leaves. A rare impressive piece of Burmese craftsmanship from colonial times, dedicated and dated. The shape has been inspired by the monk's bowl.
There is an inscription on the upper rim of the bowl: "PRESENTED BY THE COMMISSIONER, IRRAWADDY DIVISION, TO MAUNG LU HLA, HEADMAN LE: EINOAN VILLAGE-TRACT, KYAIKLAT TOWNSHIP, AT A DURBAR,1921".

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Burmese Silver
No. S-17-03
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
No. G-18-01
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 1.487,50 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 1.250 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



limebox silver Burma
No. S-18-07

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
No. S-18-04

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 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)



Niello silver limebox Burma
No. S-18-02

Large niello silver lime box

Burma (Myanmar), early 20th century

weight: 205 g
length: 90 mm / 3.54 in
height: 50 mm / 1.97 in
width: 53 mm / 2.09 in

Niello silver lime box, elongated form, lid with dense floral silver decoration, copper base, residues of lime. The bottom, made of copper, slightly worn.

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Burmese Silver
No. S-17-05

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
No. S-17-07

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)



Thai silver limebox
No. S-17-08
Group of three traditional silver lime boxes, Thailand
probably 1st half of the 20th century

weight: 24 g / 26 g / 30 g
height: 37 mm (left), 38 mm (centre), 47 mm (right)
diameter: 55 mm (left), 49 mm (centre), 59 mm (right)

Three (3) vintage silver lime boxes in very good condition with only a few signs of wear commensurate with its age and use, no cracks, holes or major dents.
The lime box left bear a very fine scratched inscription on the bottom. Indecipherable. The centre box bears a 5-flower mark on the bottom.
The two boxes centre and right are richly decorated with floral design and geometrical pattern. The box left is plain, except the circular blossom decoration on the top of the lid.

Price: Euro 214,20 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)
Price: Euro 180 (VAT-free delivery for export outside the European Union, plus packing and shipment)



Akha silver ring
No. S-17-09
Large silver ring, Akha, Lahu or Lisu culture, Thailand / Myanmar / Laos
late 19th to first half 20th century

weight: 17 g
height: 11 mm to 16 mm (crown)
diameter: 21 mm (inner diam.), 25 mm (outer diam.)

Solid silver ring made of coiled silver wire, worn, smooth silver patina. The crown shows remnants of coloured fillings in green and yellow. Finely crafted, this beautiful example of tribal jewellery from the Golden Triangle is still in very good condition.

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Shan lime box
No. S-17-10

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.

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)


Shan lime box
No. S-18-05

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
No. S-17-12


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.

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)


Christmas card
No. S-18-06


Christmas Greetings from Shan States
with an original albumen photograph
dated 1926, Burma (Myanmar)


size: 116 x 90 mm / 4.57 x 3.54 in


This photo was taken near the famous silver mines at Namtu-Bawdwin, one of the world largest silver mines, and shows local miners.
Thabeik bowls, lime boxes, silver bangles etc. were made of the silver, which was mined from Bawdwin in the Northern Shan States of Burma.
The card is decorated with a silver cord.
A historic reference!
condition: crease mark lower edge, otherwise very good

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