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Karaweik K1/K2, Gears group 2, ca. 1820 - 1885


14-1-24
No. 14-1-24

Karaweik 1, ca. 1820


weight: 1/2 viss / 50 tical (760 g)
height: 102 mm / 4.02 in
verificationmark: not visible
base: octagonal

Just a beautiful well designed Karaweik with an elegant elaborated joint between handle and tail and the typical frieze of notches around the base. The Karaweik weights appear with two or three bands of neck feathers, here one find three bands. The weight is slightly worn but the signs of age made it more attractive. Good condition with dark brown patina.



15-2-08
No. 15-2-08

Karaweik 1, ca. 1820


weight: 50 tical (802 g)
height: 102 mm / 4.02 in
verificationmark: outline of a bird
base: octagonal

A beautiful Karaweik with the typical frieze of notches around the base. The Karaweik weights appear with two or three bands of neck feathers, here one find two bands. Small chip on the tip of the beak and a small hole between right leg and chest (see image 6a/b). Good condition with rich traces of black and partly red coating.


11-2-55
No. 11-2-55



Standard:
Karaweik 1, Gears group 2


weight: 20 tical (330 g)
height: 6,5 cm / 2,56 inch

age: ca. 1820

verification mark: Bird-mark front right

base: octagonal

Shan bird with wonderful rich dark patina




13-3-21
No. 13-3-21

Karaweik 1, remnants of gilding, ca. 1820


weight: 20 tical (303 g)
height: 62 mm / 2.4 in
verificationmark: not visible anymore (outline of the bird)
base: octagonal

Typical Karaweik design, the whole body with traces of old gilding, rich dark patina, good conditon with all signs of use



Karaweik 1
No. 14-1-17

Karaweik 1


weight: 20 tical (317 g)
height: 65 mm / 2.6 ins
verification mark: bird-shape front right (barely visible)

age: ca. 1820

base: octagonal

brillant nearly black patina, a perfect example of the famous Karaweik from the Shan-states, with wear and tear an impressive weight

12-6-50
No. 12-6-50



Karaweik 1, Gear group 2


weight: 1/2 viss / 50 tical (817 g)
height: 100 mm / 3.94 in
verificationmark: bird-sign front right

age: ca. 1820

base: octagonal to circular with a vertical double-line of notches and two simple vertical lines

This stunning rare Karaweik weight is mostly covered with black coating.
An amazing piece of art in great condition with perfect Kyat-mass of 16,33 g per tical, a real collectors item






No. 10-1-27
No. 10-1-27



Karaweik 1, Gears group 2


weight: 1 viss (1.625 g)

verification mark: None

base: octagonal





No. 49
No. 49
Hintha 4A3

weight: 20 tical (326 g)

age: 2nd half 19th c.

verification mark: 6 rayed star

base: hexagonal

unusual long back/tail



13-2-05
No. 13-2-05

Karaweik K1, ca. 1820


weight: 20 tical (304 g)
height: 63 mm / 2.48 in

verification mark: bird-mark front right, almost vanished

base: octagonal

Shan-bird weight, strongly worn, some attractive unusual details compared with the standardform, tail feathers simple engraved, beautiful brown-greenish patina.



13-2-06
No. 13-2-06

Karaweik K1, ca. 1820


weight: 20 tical (307 g)
height: 64 mm / 2.52 in

verification mark: bird-mark front right

base: octagonal

Shan-bird weight, all signs of wear and tear, rich dark patina, good condition.



11-1-27
No. 11-1-27

Karaweik K1, ca. 1820


weight: 10 tical (163 g)
height: 5,3 cm / 2.09 in

verification mark: bird-mark front right

base: octagonal

Shan-bird weight, tail with chip, readjusted with lead.



No. 27
No. 27
Hintha 4A3

weight: 10 tical (162g)

age: 2nd half 19th c.

verification mark: 6-rayed star

base: hexagonal



No. 28
No. 28
Hintha 4A3

weight: 10 tical (160g)

age: 2nd half 19th c.

verification mark: 6-rayed star

base: hexagonal



11-2-56
No. 11-2-56



Hintha 4A2, 2nd half 19th century


weight: 5 tical (82 g)
Hight: 4,2 cm / 1.65 in

verification mark: Outline of a bird front right

base: hexagonal

Excellent condition, highly stylized bird weight, attractive brown patina

references: Donald and Joan Gear "EARTH TO HEAVEN", Silkworm Books 1992 / 2000, page 73, plate 23



No. 29
No. 29
Hintha H4

weight: 5 tical (78 g)

age: 2nd half 19th c.

verification mark: bird mark

base: hexagonal



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