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

Liang / Tael weight, China, 19th century


weight: 30 Liang (1'122 g)
30 Kuping (treasury standard) tael = 37,5 g / tael

size: 87 mm l x 59 mm w x 42 mm h
verificationmark: three Chinese character ("30 Liang")

The reverse of the weight seems to be used as a hammer, traces of nail heads remain, otherwise good condition



16-1-17
No. 16-1-17

Liang / Tael weight, China, 19th century


weight: 10 Liang (373 g)
10 Kuping (treasury standard) tael = 37,5 g / tael

size: 58 mm l x 38 mm w x 30 mm h
verificationmark: two Chinese character ("10 Liang")

signs of wear and tear, a few scratches



15-1-21
No. 15-1-21

Marble "Turtle"/"Domed" weight


weight: 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: 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




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



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


weight: 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
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
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

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

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 in

very good condition, smooth surface, rich dark patina


12-6-22
No. 12-6-22
Burma

weight: 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

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


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

Burmese octagonal bronze weight


weight: 5 tical (81 g)
height: 17 mm / 0.67 in

age: 19th century or earlier

verification mark: none

with 16,3 g/tical this weight belongs to the higher standard, beautiful dark patina


12-1-02
No. 12-1-02
English brass weights from Burma
Set of 7 weights

weight: 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

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

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


12-L-01
No. 12-L-01
Laos, bowl weight

weight: 62 g
height: 1,7 cm / 0,67 in

age: 19th century

monk's bowl, solid bronze,
rich golden-brownish patina, very fine multi-line decoration, stilized bowl with cover


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

Laos
octagonal prism, ca. 19th century


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

verification mark: Luang symbol (both sides)
solid bronze, smooth surface from use, rich silvery patina


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

Laos
octagonal prism, 19th century


weight: 37 g
height: 0,6 cm / 0.24 in
verification mark: Luang symbol (both sides)

solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, minor chips


12-L-02
No. 12-L-02
Laos, bowl weight

weight: 62 g
height: 1,8 cm / 0,71 in

age: 19th century

monk's bowl, solid bronze,
rich silver-greyish patina, stilized bowl with cover


12-L-03
No. 12-L-03
Laos, polygonal dipyramid

weight: 62 g
height: 1,8 cm / 0.71 in

age: 19th century

solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina


12-L-04
No. 12-L-04
Laos
octagonal dipyramid


weight: 61 g
height: 1,4 cm / 0.55 in

age: 19th century

solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, octagon-shape
verification mark: Luang symbol (both sides)



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

Laos
octagonal prism


weight: 37 g
height: 0,6 cm / 0.24 in

age: 19th century

solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina, some chips
verification mark: Luang symbol (both sides)



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

Laos
octagonal prism, 19th century


weight: 61 g
height: 1,3 cm / 0.51 in

verification mark: Luang symbol
solid bronze, rich silver-greyish patina



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

weight: 5 tical (68 g)
height: 33 mm / 1,3 in

age: prior 1900

base: oblong

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, probably Burma

weight: 1 tical (16 g)
height: 1,7 cm / 0,67 inch

age: 19th century or earlier

verification mark: none

base: square with rounded edge

unique piece, smooth surface, wonderful dark patina


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

weight: 54 g
height: 3,0 cm / 1,18 in

age: 19th century

base: oval, solid bronze

verification mark: flower, base front left

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


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

weight: 51 g
height: 2,9 cm / 1,14 in

age: 19th century

base: oval, solid bronze

verification mark: flower, base left hand side

impressive dark brown shiny patina, rare Elephant weight from North Thailand / Laos



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



Elephant figurine, bronze, Siam/Laos


weight: 60 g
height: 30 mm / 1.18 in

age: 19th / early 20th century

base: oval to octagonal

verification mark: flower, base right hand side

smooth surface, silvery shining patina, very good condition



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

weight: 41 g
height: 29 mm / 1.14 in

age: 19th century

base: oval, octagonal

verification mark: flower, base front left

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


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

weight: 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: 53 g
height: 31 mm / 1.22 in

age: probably 19th century or earlier

base: oval

verification mark: flower, base left hand side

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

scattered traces of black coating, worn, brown patina


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

weight: 10 Tical (160 g)

age: 18th c.(?)

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

base: square

dubious verification mark


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

weight: 1 viss (1.640 g)


age: ca. 1870 AD

base: octagonal

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: 10 tical (145 g)
height: 4,8 cm / 1,89 in

age: 19th century

base: heptagonal to circular

verification mark: none

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: 10 tical (180 g)

age: 19th century

base: hexagonal

verification mark: none

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: 5 tical (82 g)
height: 4,5 cm / 1,77 in

age: 19th century

base: hexagonal

verification mark: none

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: 10 tical (162 g)

age: 19th century

base: circular

verification mark: none

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



No. S-04
No. S-04

Hintha

weight: 20 tical (322 g)

Varification mark: 6-rayed star

base: hexagonal

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

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