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12-1-05
No. 12-1-05

Pumpkin weight
Gears group 7 (period M)
Lan Na / Mon (Burma)


Weight mass: 10 Tikal (165 g)
Height: 4,4 cm / 1.73 in

Age: 15th century

Base: solid bronze, decoration with vertical grooves, greenish-brown patina,
strongly worn (crest, left eye and beak is broken off)
rare ancient pumpkin weight from Lan Na / Mon (Burma)



11-4-02
No. 11-4-02

Pumpkin weight, Gears group 7, period M


Weight mass: 10 tical (145 g)

Age: 1423 - 1460 (Gears)

Base: Pumpkin, solid bronze

Remarkable: One of the oldest animal weights of Burma - a very rare find, beak with feed, brown-greenish patina, barely visible base line decoration, strongly worn, on two parts (chest and base) the patina was removed and the bronze is polished



11-1-05
No. 11-1-05

"Pumpkin", Gears group 7, period M


Weight mass: 10 tical (148 g)

Age: 1423 - 1460 (Gears)

Base: Pumpkin, solid bronze

Remarkable: Remains of the original decoration around the base, black-brown patina



12-1-04
No. 12-1-04

Pumpkin with two chicken
Gears group 6 (period K/L), Lan Na / Mon (Burma)


Weight mass: 20 Tikal (292 g)
Height: 5,1 cm / 2,01 in

Age: 15/16th century

Base: pumpkin, thin bronze layer with lead core, decoration with some triple vertical grooves,
bronze layer partly broken and lead core is vissible, strongly worn, dark brown patina,
rare Pumpkin weight from Lan Na / Mon (Burma)



18-1-02
No. 18-1-02
Extraordinary rare bird weight
Gears Group 7, period M


age: 15th century
origin: Mon / Lan Na
weight: 342 g
height: 72 mm / 2.83 in

Octagonal, multi-stepped base. Detailed decorated tail. Chest with central four-petal flower image. Neck and head broken off and lost.
Smooth attractive patina. Fine design and artistic workmanship. An artefact of a master piece.



11-2-51
No. 11-2-51



Karaweik, Gears group 7, period M


Weight mass: 10 tical (144 g)
Height: 4,5 cm / 1,77 in

Age: 1423 - 1460 (Gears)

Base: circular ("pumpkin")

References: Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 85, plate 31



11-2-50
No. 11-2-50



Karaweik, Gears group 7, period M


Weight mass: 50 tical / 1/2 viss (735 g)
Height: 9,4 cm / 3,7 in

Age: 1423 - 1460 (Gears)

Mouth appandage: Food

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: Very rare old Karaweik weight, rough surface, brown-greenish patina

References: Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 85, plate 31



12-6-09
No. 12-6-09

Pumpkin weight
Gears group 7 (period M)
Lan Na / Mon (Burma)


Weight mass: 2 Tikal (30 g)
Height: 26 mm / 1.02 in

Age: prior to 1600

Base: solid bronze, decoration with vertical grooves, brown patina,
rare early pumpkin weight
collectors item, aquired from an old Burmese collection



No. S-01
No. S-01
Pumpkin bird weight, Gears group 6

Weight mass: 20 tical (288g)

Age: 1460 - 1563 (Gears)

Verification mark: None

Base: broken octagonal plan base, stone cored (pegmatite), partially filled with bronze

Remarkable: Ears



No. 10-2-21
No. 10-2-21
Pumpkin bird weight, Gears group 6

Weight mass: 20 tical (269g)

Age: 1460 - 1563 (Gears)

Verification mark: None

Base: hexagonal solid bronze base
with two recent drill-holes on the base, probably made to reveal, that the weight is solid bronze



11-2-52
No. 11-2-52


Hintha, Gears group 6, period M


Weight mass: 50 tical / 1/2 viss (562 g)
Height: 6,9 cm / 2,72 in

Age: 1460 - 1563 (Gears)

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: Rare old 50 tical "Pumpkin"-weight, rough surface, brown patina

References: Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 63, plate 13



11-2-53
No. 11-2-53

Hintha, Pyu-weight, Gears group 6


Weight mass: 50 tical / 1/2 viss (573 g)
Height: 6,2 cm / 2,44 in

Age: prior 1600 (Gears)

Base: polygonal

Remarkable: rare old 50 tical Pyu-weight, rich dark patina

References: Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 88, plate 34


13-3-07
No. 13-3-07
Pyu-bird, Hintha, Lan Na / Burma, Gears group 6

Weight mass: 20 tical (284 g)
Height: 51 mm / 2.01 in

Age: prior to 1600

Base: heptagonal

Verification mark: none

Remarkable: strongly worn, one edge is broken (back right), please see images for condition, rare ancient bird weight from Lan Na / Burma, please compare with Gear "AN ANCIENT BIRD-SHAPED WEIGHT SYSTEM FROM LAN NA AND BURMA" or "EARTH TO HEAVEN"



11-1-07
No. 11-1-07

Pyu-weight, Gears group 6, period K/L


Weight mass: 5 tical (67 g)

Age: 1460 - 1563 (Gears)

Base: octagonal, solid bronze

Remarkable: very rare, brown-green patina



No. 9
No. 9
Pumpkin bird weight, Gears group 6

Weight mass: 20 tical (288g)

Age: 1460 - 1563 (Gears)

Verification mark: None

Base: broken octagonal plan base, stone cored (pegmatite), partially filled with bronze

Remarkable: Ears ?



11-2-57
No. 11-2-57

Hintha, Gears group 6, period M


Weight mass: 1/2 tical (8 g)
Height: 1,6 cm / 0,63 in

Age: prior 1600 (Gears)

Base: circular

Remarkable: 1/2 tical weight, very rare to find, today mostly lost because of small size



No. 10
No. 10

Hintha H1A, Gears group 4

Weight mass: 20 Tical (284 g)

Age: prior to 1600

Verification mark: Depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: circular



No. 31
No. 31
Hintha H1A, Gears group 4J

Weight mass: 10 tical (148 g)

Age: prior to 1600

Verification mark: Depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: circular



No. 10-2-11
No. 10-2-11
Hintha H1A, Gears group 4J

Weight mass: 10 tical (140 g)

Age: prior to 1600

Verification mark: Circular depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: circular

Remarkable: Oldest Burmese Hintha standard weight



No. 10-3-01
No. 10-3-01

Hintha H1A, Gears group 4J

Weight mass: 5 tical (72 g)

Age: prior to 1600

Verification mark: Circular depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: circular

Remarkable: Oldest Burmese Hintha standard weight



14-1-27
No. 14-1-27
Hintha 1B, ca. 1640 (!)

Weight mass: 2 ½ viss / 250 tical (3.715 g)
Height: 148 mm / 5.83 in
Length: 131 mm / 5.16 in
Verificationmark: circular depression with a bird symbol
Base: circular

Remarkable:
An extremely rare find in great condition! Similar weights can be admired in the Opium Museum, Chiang Rai or the Bangkok Insur-ance Museum. Rich traces of black coating. Reduced decoration with a chain of dots on the tail framed between three lines and two vertical double lines on the wings.



11-2-54
No. 11-2-54

Hintha H1B, group 5, period K (Gears)


Weight mass: 1 viss (1.491 g)
Height: 10,9 cm / 4,29 in

Age: ca. 1640

Base: circular

Verification mark: depression in front of the base

Remarkable: Additional verification marks 6-rayed star

References: Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 64, plate 14



11-2-58
No. 11-2-58

Hintha H1B, group 5, period K (Gears)


Weight mass: 2 tical (32 g)
Height: 2,8 cm / 1,1 in

Age: ca. 1640

Base: circular

Remarkable: good condition, dark patina, 2 tical weight quite rare to find, today mostly lost because of small size

References:
Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 64, plate 14



17-1-25
No. 17-1-25

Hintha 1B, group 5, period K ("K-bird"), circa 1640


weight: 2 tical (29 g), old standard of 15 g/tical
height: 26 mm / 1.02 in
base: octagonal

This Hintha 1 B weight is in remarkable good condition. The two vertical lines on the wings are visible very well on both sides. Hintha 1B weights were issued with circular and octagonal base. Attractive patina.
German collection, acquired in Burma prior to 1985.



11-2-60
No. 11-2-60


Hintha H1B, group 5, period K (Gears)


Weight mass: 2 tical (29 g)
Height: 2,5 cm / 0,98 in

Age: ca. 1640

Base: octogonal

Remarkable: red-brown-green patina, remains of decorated feathers, 2 tical weight quite rare to find, today mostly lost because of small size

References:
Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 64, plate 14



11-2-59
No. 11-2-59


Hintha H1B, group 5, period K (Gears)


Weight mass: 1 tical (14,5 g)
Height: 2,2 cm / 0,87 in

Age: ca. 1640

Base: circular

Remarkable: Good condition, brown patina, fine wing decoration, 1 tical weight quite rare to find, today mostly lost because of small size

References: Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 64, plate 14



12-6-41
No. 12-6-41

Hintha
Rare transitional form between H1B and H1C


Weight mass: 20 Tikal (325 g)
Height: 63 mm / 2.48 in
verificationmark: 9-rayed star

Age: prior 1760

Base: octagonal
with two vertical lines (on the top and at the bottom)

Remarkable: The weight shows characteristics of both, H1B- and H1C-form, clear embossed verification mark, weight mass according to the later mass standard of 16,33 g/tical
rare, beautiful collectors item with clear shape and precise proportion



No. 14-1-01
No. 14-1-01

Hintha 1C


Weight mass: 20 tical (320 g)
Height: 66 mm / 2.6 in
verification mark: 9-rayed star

Age: ca. 1760

Mouth appendage: knobbed spatula

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: specific pronounced H1C-shape, traces of black coating, rich dark paitna, very good condition



No. 10-1-29
No. 10-1-29

Hintha H1C, Gears group 3


Weight mass: 20 tical (312 g)

Age: ca. 1760

Verification mark: 9-rayed star

Mouth appendage: Knobbed spatula

Base: octagonal



No. 14
No. 14
Hintha H1C, Gears group 3

Weight mass: 20 Tical (324 g)

Age: ca. 1760

Verification mark: 9-rayed star

Mouth appendage: Spatula knobbed

Base: octagonal


17-1-24
No. 17-1-24
A pair of Hintha 1C weights, circa 1760

weight: 20 & 10 tical (306 / 151 g)
height: 62 mm / 2.44 in // 51 mm / 2.01 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: 9-rayed star

The smooth rich patina makes these two Hintha bird's to a lovely pair of collector's weights. Both are strongly worn with a lot of character. The 9-rayed star mark is clear (20 tical) resp. barely (10 tical) visible. The octagonal base is almost rounded up and both mouth appendages are worn off smoothly. The tail feathers are beautiful curled.



No. 12-1-06
No. 12-1-06



Standard:
Hintha H1C, Gears group 3, period E


Weight mass: 10 tical (158 g)
Height: 4,9 cm / 1.93 in

Age: 1760

Verification mark: 9rayed-star (almost disappeared)

Mouth appendage: rod-shaped

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: distinctly curved back feather, all signs of wear and tear



No. 11-1-10
No. 11-1-10
Hintha H1C, Gears group 3, period E

Weight mass: 10 tical (151 g)
Height: 5,2 cm / 2,05 inch

Age: 1760

Verification mark: 9rayed-star (already disappeared)

Mouth appendage: Rod shaped

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: all signs of wear and tear



No. 11-1-24
No. 11-1-24

Hintha H1C, Gears group 3, period E


Weight mass: 5 tical (79 g)
Height: 4,5 cm / 1,77 inch

Age: 1760

Verification mark: 9rayed-star

Mouth appendage: Rod shaped

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: Perfect shape, rich dark black patina



No. 15
No. 15
Hintha H1C, Gears group 3

Weight mass: 20 Tical (320 g)

Age: ca. 1760

Verification mark: 9-rayed star

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: octagonal



No. 16
No. 16
Hintha H1C, Gears group 3

Weight mass: 5 tical (80 g

Age: ca. 1760

Verification mark: 9-rayed star

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: octagonal



No. 58
No. 58
Hintha H1C, Gears group 3

Weight mass: 5 tical (78 g)

Age: ca. 1760

Verification mark: 9-rayed star

Mouth appendage: Knobbed spatula

Base: octagonal, nearly circular base



No. 11-1-12
No. 11-1-12
Hintha H1C, Gears group 3, period E

Weight mass: 2 tical (32 g)
Height: 2,9 cm / 1,14 inch

Age: 1760

Verification mark: 9rayed-star (at the bottom)

Mouth appendage: none

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: all signs of wear and tear



No. 47
No. 47
Hintha H2A, Gears group 4

Weight mass: 20 tical (294 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: Depression on front of the base

Base: circular

Remarkable: Beautiful green patina



No. 11
No. 11
Hintha H2A, Gears group 4

Weight mass: 20 Tical (302 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: Depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: None

Base: octagonal



No. 10-1-34
No. 10-1-34
Hintha H2A, Gears group 4

Weight mass: 20 tical (302 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: octagonal



No. 12
No. 12
Hintha H2A,
Gears group 4

Weight mass: 20 Tical (306 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: Depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: Trefoil

Base: octagonal



No. 10-1-32
No. 10-1-32

Hintha H2A ("sleeping duck"), Gears group 4


Weight mass: 20 tical (296 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: depression on front of the base

Mouth appendage: Spatula

Base: octagonal



15-4-01
No. 15-4-01

Hintha 2A, ca. 1680


weight mass: 10 tical (146 g)
height: 38 mm / 1.5 in
base: circular (!)

The 10 tical Hintha 2A with rare circular base and depression mark in front of the base is in remarkable good condition, with spatula mouth appendage and traces of red lacquer.



No. 12-1-39
No. 12-1-39

Hintha H2A ("sleeping duck"), Gears group 4


Weight mass: 1 tical (15 g)
Height: 19 mm / 0,75 in

Age: ca 1680

Verification mark: non

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: rare 1 tical weight of H2A standard (small weights mostly already lost), dark patina, partly with incrustation, very good condition



No. 30
No. 30
Hintha H2B,
Gears group 4

Weight mass: 20 tical (298 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: "Gha gyi"

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: rare "Gha gyi" mark



18-1-01
No. 18-1-01
Hintha 2B, circa 1730

weight: 20 tical (310 g)
height: 56 mm / 2.20 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: 6-rayed star

Rare Hintha 2B with 3-knobbed crest. In contrast to the H2C standard form, the beak doesn’t rest on the chest.
Strong rear support leg. Front knob of the crest slightly worn. Two 11 mm long cuts under the left wing / chest. Otherwise very good condition considering age and use.



No. 10-3-04
No. 10-3-04

Hintha H2B, Gears group 4


Weight mass: 20 tical (290 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: "Gha gyi"

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: rare "Gha gyi" mark, head knob with small chip



15-1-16
No. 15-1-16

Hintha 2C, ca. 1730


weight: 20 tical (311 g)
height: 54 mm / 2.13 in
verificationmark: 6-rayed front right
base: octagonal

remarkable:
This rare "sleeping duck" is worn, but still in good condition, the 6-star verification mark is well visible. Dark patina with some green oxidization.



16-1-20
No. 16-1-20

Hintha 2C ("sleeping duck"), circa 1730


weight: 20 tical (299 g)
height: 53 mm / 2.09 in
verificationmark: 6-rayed star mark, partly vanished
base: octagonal

remarkable: rare sleeping duck / Mon duck, smooth surface, rich dark brown-greyish patina


15-4-02
No. 15-4-02

Hintha 2C, ca. 1730


weight: 10 tical and 5 tical
verificationmark: 6-rayed star
base: octagonal

"sleeping duck" with rare trefoil mouth appendage
even worn, mouth appendage, eyes, head crest and verification mark are still well visible, rich patina, good condition considering age and use



No. 11-2-65
No. 11-2-65

Hintha H1A ("sleeping duck"), Gears group 4


Weight mass: 2 tical (30 g)

Age: ca. 1680

Verification mark: none

Base: octagonal to circular

Remarkable: Smooth surface, all signs of wear and tear, rich dark patina, very rare to find, today mostly lost because of small size



No. 48
No. 48
Hintha H2C, Gears group 4

Weight mass: 5 tical (80 g)

Age: ca. 1730

Verification mark: 6-rayed star

Base: octagonal



11-1-21
No. 11-1-21
Hintha H2C ("sleeping duck"), Gears group 4

Weight mass: 5 tical (80 g)
Height: 3,3 cm / 1,3 inch

Age: ca. 1730

Verification mark: 6-rayed star

Base: octagonal

Mouth appandage: Trefoil

Remarkable: Shining dark patina



No. 50
No. 50
Hintha H2C, Gears group 4

Weight mass: 20 tical (328 g)

Age: ca. 1730

Verification mark: 6-rayed star

Base: octagonal



No. 13
No. 13
Hintha H2C, Gears group 4

Weight mass: 10 tical (160g)

Age: ca. 1730

Varification mark: 6-rayed star

Base: octagonal



No. 11-2-66
No. 11-2-66

Hintha H2C ("sleeping duck"), Gears group 4


Weight mass: 1 tical (16 g)

Age: prior to 1739

Verification mark: 6-rayed star

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: Fine engraved verification mark under the base, brown shiny patina


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