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Weights beyond the standard
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15-1-21
No. 15-1-21

Marble "Turtle"/"Domed" weight


Weight mass: 5 viss (8.180 g)
Height: 135 mm / 5.31 in
Diameter: 200 mm / 7.87 in

Verification mark: Burmese inscription

Age: "The weights were certainly in use in 1878 AD and probably before" (Forbes, Gear & Gear)

References: Please see Donald and Joan Gear, "Earth to Heaven", Appendix 1, The Domed Marble Weights of Burma, Silkworm Books, 1992/2000
Michael Herrfurth und Hartmut Mollat, Arts of Asia, Special Burma Issue, Vol. 43 no. 3, May - June 2013, p. 125

excellent condition with signs of use (provenance: Mandalay collection)




14-1-26
No. 14-1-26



XXL "Turtle"/"Domed" marble weight, Mandalay (Burma)

weight mass: 12,5 viss (20,4 kg)
height: 180 mm / 7.09 in
diameter: 285 mm / 11.22 in

inscription: "12" (viss) "50" (tical) in Burmese numerals

age: "The weights were certainly in use in 1878 AD and probably before" (Forbes, Gear & Gear)

references: Gear & Gear, "Earth to Heaven", Appendix 1, The Domed Marble weights of Burma, Silkworm Books, 1992/2000
Michael Herrfurth und Hartmut Mollat, Arts of Asia, Special Burma Issue, Vol. 43 no. 3, May - June 2013, p. 125
Captain Henry Yule, The Court of Ava, Smith, Elder and Co., 1858, p. 176/327

condition: partly soiled and discoloured



18-1-10
No. 18-1-10

Probably a Military Post Office (MPO) weight
Burma, 1st half 20th century or earlier


weight: 10 tical (161 g)
height: 37 mm / 1.46 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: "MP..." / "6..." (barely visible)

This rare interesting weight from Yangon is probably a Military Post Office ("MPO") weight.
Military and Army Post offices (MPO and APO) were installed already by the British army, used also during the Japanese occupation and later by the US Army. Letters are stamped with "APO"
Worn with rounded edges, rich dark patina, stamped on the bottom.



18-1-11
No. 18-1-11

Probably a Military Post Office (MPO) weight
Burma, 1st half 20th century or earlier


weight: 20 tical (321 g)
height: 39 mm / 1.54 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: "MPO" / "59"

This rare interesting weight from Yangon is probably a Military Post Office ("MPO") weight.
Military and Army Post offices (MPO and APO) were installed already by the British army, used also during the Japanese occupation and later by the US Army. Letters are stamped with "APO"
The weight is in good worn condition with a clear readable bottom mark and rich dark patina.



18-1-12
No. 18-1-12


Probably a Military Post Office (MPO) weight
Burma, 1st half 20th century or earlier


weight: 1/2 viss or 50 tical (763 g)
height: 47 mm / 1.85 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: without mark

This rare interesting weight from Yangon is probably a Military Post Office ("MPO") weight.
Military and Army Post offices (MPO and APO) were installed already by the British army, used also during the Japanese occupation and later by the US Army. Letters are stamped with "APO"
The weight has been used as a hammer or similar tool with appropriate "characteristics". Dark patina.



18-1-13
No. 18-1-13


Probably a Military Post Office (MPO) weight
Burma, 1st half 20th century or earlier


weight: 1 viss / 100 tical (1'607 g)
height: 68 mm / 2.68 in
base: octagonal
verification mark: without mark

This rare interesting weight from Yangon is probably a Military Post Office ("MPO") weight.
Military and Army Post offices (MPO and APO) were installed already by the British army, used also during the Japanese occupation and later by the US Army. Letters are stamped with "APO"
The weight has been used as a hammer with appropriate "characteristics" on the bottom. Reddish coppper patina.



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

Pot-shaped weight, Laos, 19th century


weight: 62,8 g
height: 21 mm / 0.83 ins

very good condition, smooth surface, rich dark patina


12-6-22
No. 12-6-22
Burma, Opium Weight

Weight mass: 5 Tikal (82 g)
Height: 22,7 mm / 0.89 in
Diameter on the base 29 mm / 1.14 in

Age: probably late 18th/early 19th century

Remarkable: solid bronze, brown patina, partly greenish in the grooves, unusual rare weight


14-1-04
No. 14-1-04

Burmese octagonal bronze weight


Weight mass: 5 tical (81 g)
Height: 17 mm / 0.67 in

Age: 19th century or earlier

verification mark: none

Remarkable: with 16,33 g/tical this weight belongs to the higher standard, beautiful dark patina


12-1-02
No. 12-1-02
English Brass Weights of Burma/Myanmar
Set of 7 weights

Weight mass: 5 tical (83,2 g), 3 tical (49,9 g), 2 tical (33,2 g), 1 tical (16,6 g), 1/2 tical (8,2 g), 1/4 tical, 4,1 g), 1/8 tical (2,0 g)

Age: 20th century

Base: circular

Different verification marks: "ENGLISH MAKE LONDON", "NETT WEIGHT", "ENGLAND"

Remarkable: Complete set of 7 weights (5 to 1/8 tical)


12-L-01
No. 12-L-01
Thai/Laos, Bowl weight

Weight mass: 5 tical (62 g)
Height: 1,7 cm / 0,67 in

Age: late 19th/early 20th century

Remarkable: monks collecting bowl, solid bronze,
rich golden-brownish patina, very fine multi-line decoration, stilized bowl with cover


15-L-01
No. 15-L-01

Opium weight, Laos
Octagonal Prism, ca. 19th century


weight mass: 60 g
height: 14 mm / 0.55 in
diameter: 26 mm /1.02 in

verification mark: classic Luang mark on top and on the reverse
remarkable: solid bronze, smooth surface from use, rich silvery patina, octagonal-shape


12-L-07
No. 12-L-07

Thai/Laos
Ingot weight - octagon, late 19th/early 20th century


weight mass: 37 g
height: 0,6 cm / 0.24 in
verification mark: double snake-sign (both sides)

remarkable: solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, octagon-shape, some chip


12-L-02
No. 12-L-02
Thai/Laos, Bowl weight

Weight mass: 5 tical (62 g)
Height: 1,8 cm / 0,71 in

Age: late 19th/early 20th century

Remarkable: monks collecting bowl, solid bronze,
rich silver-greyish patina, stilized bowl with cover


12-L-03
No. 12-L-03
Thai/Laos, Ingot weight - decagon

Weight mass: 5 Tikal (62 g)
Height: 1,8 cm / 0.71 in

Age: late 19th/early 20th century

Remarkable: solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, polygon-shape


12-L-04
No. 12-L-04
Thai/Laos
Ingot weight - octagon


Weight mass: 61 g
Height: 1,4 cm / 0.55 in

Age: late 19th/early 20th century

Remarkable: solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, octagon-shape
verification mark: double snake-sign (both sides)



12-L-06
No. 12-L-06

Thai/Laos
Ingot weight - octagon


Weight mass: 37 g
Height: 0,6 cm / 0.24 in

Age: late 19th/early 20th century

Remarkable: solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, octagon-shape, some chip
verification mark: double snake-sign (both sides)



12-L-05
No. 12-L-05

Thai/Laos
Ingot weight - octagon, late 19th/early 20th century


Weight mass: 61 g
Height: 1,3 cm / 0.51 in

Verification mark: snake-sign
Remarkable: solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, octagon-shape



12-1-44
No. 12-1-44
Elephant bronze, Burma (Myanmar)

Weight mass: 5 tical (68 g)
Height: 33 mm / 1,3 in

Age: prior 1900

Base: oblong

Remarkable: fine detailed image of a working elephant, smoth surface with dark greyish Patina, excellent condition, unique Elephant bronze
Collector's item, aquired from an old Burmese collection


11-1-08
No. 11-1-08
Elephant, bronze, Siam/Laos

Weight mass: 1 tical (16 g)
Height: 1,7 cm / 0,67 inch

Age: at least 100 years

Verification mark: none

Base: square with rounded edge

Remarkable: Unique piece (!), smooth surface, wonderful dark patina


12-1-03
No. 12-1-03
Elephant, bronze, Siam/Laos

Weight mass: 54 g
Height: 3,0 cm / 1,18 in

Age: 19th century

Base: oval, solid bronze

Verification mark: flower, base front left

Remarkable: brown shiny patina, tusks worn, a few imperfection on the head (left eye is missing) already from casting process
rare Elephant weight from Siam / Laos
Collector's item from German/Thai collection


12-1-01
No. 12-1-01
Elephant, bronze, Siam/Laos

Weight mass: 51 g
Height: 2,9 cm / 1,14 in

Age: 19th century

Base: oval, solid bronze

Verification mark: flower, base left hand side

Remarkable: impressive dark brown shiny patina, rare Elephant weight from North Thailand / Laos
Collector's item from German/Thai collection



15-1-13
No. 15-1-13



Elephant figurine, bronze, Siam/Laos


Weight mass: 60 g
Height: 30 mm / 1.18 in

Age: 19th / early 20th century

Base: oval to octagonal

Verification mark: flower, base right hand side

Remarkable: smooth surface, silvery shining patina, very good condition



12-1-31
No. 12-1-31
Elephant, bronze, Siam/Laos

Weight mass: 41 g
Height: 29 mm / 1.14 in

Age: 19th century

Base: oval, octagonal

Verification mark: flower, base front left

Remarkable: smoth surface with dark brown shiny patina, small chip at the bottom of the base, apart from that excellent condition
rare Elephant weight from Siam / Laos
Collector's item from German/Thai collection


11-1-31
No. 11-1-31
Elephant, bronze, Siam/Laos

Weight mass: 40 g
Height: 2,6 cm / 1,06 in

Verification mark: none

Base: oval

References: Rolf & Ilse Braun "Opiumgewichte", page 163, fig. 187 and 190


13-3-03
No. 13-3-03
Elephant, bronze, Siam/Laos

Weight mass: 53 g
Height: 31 mm / 1.22 in

Age: probably 19th century or earlier

Base: oval

Verification mark: flower, base left hand side

Remarkable: beautiful old piece with special shape of the base, strongly worn, ears with chip already covered with patina, dark shining patina, rare elephant from North Thailand/Laos,
acquired from Thai collection


16-1-01
No. 16-1-01

Elephant figurine, bronze, Siam/Laos


weight mass: 2 Baht / 2 Kyat (32,8 g)
height: 24 mm / 0.94 in
age: 19th/early 20th century
base: octagonal

verification mark: flower, base left hand side

remarkable: scattered traces of black coating, worn, brown patina


No. S-02
No. S-02
Chinthe, Gears group 2

Weight mass: 10 Tical (160 g)

Age: 18th c.(?)

Varification mark: possibly 9-11 rayed star (?)

Base: square

Remarkable: dubious verification mark


No. S-03
No. S-03
Hintha, similar to Mollat H3B
Gears 2C, "bug-eyed"-Hintha
Arakan-weight (Rakhine Yomas)

Weight mass: 1 viss (1.640 g)


Age: ca. 1870 AD

Verification mark: None

Base: octagonal

Remarkable: octagonal instead hexagonal base, "sexy" eyes and special handle-tail joint


11-3-26
No. 11-3-26
Hintha, Arakan weight (British Indian Empire / British Burma)

Weight mass: 10 tical (145 g)
Height: 4,8 cm / 1,89 in

Age: 19th century

Base: heptagonal to circular

Verification mark: none

Remarkable: special Hintha-shape with peacock tail, big eyes
unique bird weight probably Arakan


11-A-01
No. 11-A-01
Hintha, Arakan weight (British Indian Empire / British Burma)

Weight mass: 10 tical (180 g)

Age: 19th century

Base: hexagonal

Verification mark: none

Remarkable: unusual Hintha-shape, wings and tail, small head, big eyes
unique bird weight probably Arakan


11-3-27
No. 11-3-27
Hintha, Arakan weight (British Indian Empire / British Burma)

Weight mass: 5 tical (82 g)
Height: 4,5 cm / 1,77 in

Age: 19th century

Base: hexagonal

Verification mark: none

Remarkable: special Hintha in clear, simple shape, compact trunk
unique bird weight probably Arakan


10-A-02
No. 10-A-02
Hintha, Arakan weight (British Indian Empire / British Burma)

Weight mass: 10 tical (162 g)

Age: 19th century

Base: circular

Verification mark: none

Remarkable: special rare Hintha-shape, beautiful brown-greenish patina
unique bird weight, probably Arakan



No. S-04
No. S-04

Hintha

Weight mass: 20 tical (322 g)

Varification mark: 6-rayed star

Base: hexagonal

Remarkable: special unusual shape (bill, eyes, tail), tall base

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