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R20-1
R20-1

Bronze rain drum with loop handles
Dong Son (Heger Type IV)
Yunnan province (China) or Laos


height: 26,7 cm / 10.5 in
diameter: 47 cm / 18.5 in

An embossed bronze rain drum from Laos or Yunnan.
Good condition with 3 small cracks of the bottom edge and one partial damage of the edge of the tympanum

Roxanna Brown explained the occasional damage with an ancient Laotian custom: When the owner of the drum passed away, the family break off a fragment of the drum to bury the drum with the owner symbolically.

references: Arts of Asia, Sept.-Oct. 1983, Sylvia Fraser-Lu
British Museum, registration no. 1925,0314.1, acquired 1925 (--> follow this link)
cf. Sotheby's 11 September 2012, Lot 175
cf. Christie's Sale 1492 Lot 133

Price: on request


R-13-2
R13-1
Frog drum / Rain drum, Karen culture (Heger Type III)

height: 35 cm / 13.8 in
diameter: 49,8 cm / 19.6 in

A wonderful example of the old Karen culture bronze rain drums with one-frog tympanum
good condition, 9 cm crack on the wall (please see pictures) and signs of use

A remarkable piece of Burmese and Karen history.

references: The Karen drums of Burma, 1995, Richard M. Cooler
Arts of Asia, Sept.-Oct. 1983, Sylvia Fraser-Lu
Arts of Asia, Jan.-Feb. 1975, Roxanne M. Brown
cf. Christie's Sale 5065 Lot 8
cf. Christie's Sale 2016 Lot 137

Price: on request


G16-04
G16-04

Antique reliquary vessel, bronze
Southeast Asia, 19th c. or earlier


size: 62 mm d x 34 mm h (40 mm height incl. feet), mouth 20 mm diameter

Suspended on a chain, lid missing.
The small vessel stands on three feet and has an attractive form. The bronze surface shows remnants of lacquer coating and rich dark patina.
Three beautiful carved eyelets for the chain.

Price: Euro 210
(incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)


YMBA badget
A13-03

Early enamel/silver badge of the YMBA (Young Men Buddhist Association), Burma (Myanmar) 1906


diameter: 16,4 mm / 0.65 in

on the reverse illegible marked

The Young Men Buddhist Association was founded in 1906 during the British colonial era

A remarkable piece of Burmese history. It's an early badge of the YMBA, below the Swastika inscribed with the year 1906 in Burmese numerals, very good condition with minor signs of wear

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YMBA badget
A20-03

Medal with the enamel badge of the YMBA (Young Men Buddhist Association), Burma (Myanmar) 1994


diameter medal: 45,5 mm / 1.79 in
diameter badge: 31 mm / 1.22 in

Front with the enamel badge of the YMBA
On the reverse numbered (26) and dated (1994).
The medal has been awarded at a Buddhist Abhidhamma conference in Rangoon.
The Young Men Buddhist Association was founded in 1906 during the British colonial era.
Good condition with minor signs of wear.

- sold -


Betel cutter, Burma
A20-04

Betel cutter, iron, Burma, 19th / early 20th century


length: 132 mm / 5.20 in

Worn with smooth surface, a few beautiful ornaments and attractive patina.

Without stand.

Price: Euro 95 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)



Buffalo bell
A20-01



Buffalo bell, bronze
Burma, late 19th / early 20th century

dimension: 61 x 35 x 55 mm
2.40 x 1.38 x 2.17 in
weight: 118 grams

This beautiful antique buffalo bell from central Burma, cast in bronze, shows the traditional ornamental rod-shaped design.
Even worn, the bell is in good condition with rich warm bronze patina. With clapper.
The bell bear on the top of both sides the owner’s / maker's name in Burmese characters.

- inclusive custom-made stand -

- sold -




Buffalo bell
A20-02


Buffalo bell, bronze
Burma, late 19th / early 20th century

dimension: 100 x 58 x 85 mm
3.94 x 2.28 x 3.35 in
weight: 551 grams

This beautiful antique buffalo bell from central Burma, cast in bronze, shows the traditional ornamental, almost heart-shaped design.
The bell comes with the (most likely) original clapper.
Even worn, the bell is in good condition with natural grown patina.

- inclusive custom-made stand -

Price: Euro 185 (incl. 19 % VAT, plus packing and shipment)




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