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Collection of 9 Akan Brass Gold Weights, 18th / 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1900   item# 1233363 (stock# SK 663)

Collection of 9 Akan Brass Gold Weights, 18th / 19th C.
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$ 320 / shipping included 

Nine small brass weights originating from the African Gold Coast. The top decorated with different geometric ornaments as spirals, waves, swastika - one in the shape of a pyramid. Used for weighing gold dust which for centuries was the currency of the region. Condition: fine. Dimension: pyramid: 2.7 cm x 2.8 cm x 2 cm.


Collection of 9 Akan Brass Gold Weights, 18th / 19th C.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1900   item# 1233362 (stock# SK 662)

Collection of 9 Akan Brass Gold Weights, 18th / 19th C.
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Galerie Hafner
+41 31 311 04 06


$ 280 / shipping included 

Nine small brass weights originating from the African Gold Coast. The top decorated with different geometric ornaments as spirals, waves, swastika etc. Used for weighing gold dust which for centuries was the currency of the region. Largest weight adjusted to standard with lead. Condition: fine. Dimension: largest: 3.2 cm x 3.4 cm.


Antique Ashanti Figural Tobacco Clay Pipe Bowl.

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1920   item# 1094073 (stock# 3119)

Antique Ashanti Figural Tobacco Clay Pipe Bowl.
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$ 900 / shipping included 

A very elaborate tobacco pipe bowl of the Ashanti people (present Ghana), knowing tobacco and the habit of smoking since the 17th century. A feline predator is standing on a rectangular base plate. Provenance: old collection from Berne, Switzerland. Condition: few traces of usage. Dimension: 8 cm x 8.5 cm.

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