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D22-1
D22-1

Dong Son bronze drum
Yunnan province, China or Vietnam
18th century or earlier

Please see also our publication top left.

height: 355 mm / 13.98 in
diameter: 565 mm / 22.24 in

An extraordinary, highly ornamented antique bronze drum. Around the 12-rayed star in the centre with butterfly motifs between the "sunrays", friezes of figured scenes can be found, probably warriors with feather dresses, stylised flying birds, fishes and other geometric symbols. The resonance case shows horizontal lines with stripes and circular patterns. A pair of loop handles on each side of the drum are decorated with cord ornaments. Partly the ornaments has been worn from the use over the centuries.
condition: damages on the lower rim, crack on one of the handles, smooth surface with some encrustations, superb natural patina

provenance: German collection, acquired before 1927 in Tungkun, Canton province or between 1927 and 1939 in Bangkok

references: compare the tympanum with (please click the link): TheMet: Tympanum of a Heger I Kettledrum ca. 500 B.C. to A.D. 300

Price: on request



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

- sold -


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
references:The Metropolitan Museum of Art
cf. Christie's Sale 5065 Lot 8
cf. Christie's Sale 2016 Lot 137

sold


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

- sold -


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)


Mortar, Shan States
M22-02

Antique brass betel lime mortar with steel pestle
Shan states, Burma (Myanmar), around 1900


weight: 285 grams (incl. pestle)
height (mortar): 84 mm / 3.31 in
height (pestle): 110 mm / 4.33 in

A complete original mortar set (betel nut grinder).
The top of the iron pestle bears a flower decoration.
This rare set is in very good condition with traces of wear consistent with age and use.
Fine natural grown patina.

reference: U Than Htun (Dedaye), Lacquerware Journeys, River Books 2013, p. 23, fig. 19

Price: Euro 245 (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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