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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1402661
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$100.00
A scarce set of three small Opium Weights, Beast/To/Chinthe, Burmese, c. late 18th. century.

This type of weight is rather scarce in the very small values or denominations; here's a 30,74 grams, 16,26 grams and 15,64 grams weight in the same lot. This equals to 2 and 1 tical Weights! Made in fine high tin content bronze, that gives the surface a silvery shine.

Condition: Choice, fine smooth wear and patinas.

Reff: See Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1402658
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$195.00
A very nice Burmese Hamsa Bird opium weight, issued from 1820.

Unusual version of the Hexagonal base, finely modelled bird, high quality workmanship for type.

Weight: ca. 320 grams.

Condition: Choice, superb surfaces with a thin chokolate brown patina.

Provenance: Important Danish Private Collection of Opium Weights, collected between 1970s-1990 with a focus on the rare to very rare weights from different places in SE Asia.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1402657
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$150.00
A beautiful and authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a Fish, Laos, ca. later 18th. century.

The few specimen we've seen of this illusive Weight have clearly been fakes, this is an authentic Weight with a terrific old Patina. The fish is finely detailed with scales and on a stepped oval base. High tin content silverish bronze, beautiful details!

Weight: 32,87 grams...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1402238
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$85.00
Interesting and VERY early Brahmany Duck type of Opium Weight, Burma, ca. 1450 AD.

Ultra rare type on a circular decorated base and with circular depressions on the wings. With Beak Appendage.

Weight: 51,83 grams, so a 5 Tical value (10,3 unit), prior to 1470.

Condition: Nice, small loss at top of head.

Ex Old Danish Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1402082
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$150.00
Rare set of two very cute Opium Weights of Monkey and Dog, Laos, 19th. century.

The Monkey is seated on an octagonal base eating a Fruit and the Dog is placed on an rectagular base with steps. Finely executed in high Tin content bronze, which gives them a slightly greyish colour.

Weight: 12,55 grams (Monkey) and 16,40 (Dog)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1401949
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$150.00
An interesting group of 3 Elephant Opium Weights, all medium size denominations, Some dating around 1701, others later in the 18th. century.

Fine assortment with good details and different weight and alloys, which corrosponds to period of issue.

Weights: One 2 1/2 Bath and two 1 Bath weights (32,56 gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1401948
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$150.00
An interesting group of Elephant Opium Weights, all very small denominations, below 1 Bath. Some dating around 1701, others later in the 18th. century.

Fine assortment with good details and different weight and alloys, which corrosponds to period of issue.

Weights: 1/2 and the very rare 1/4 Baths (3,54 gr., 6,52 gr., 7,12 gr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1401947
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$150.00
A beautiful larger 10 Tical bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a To or Chinthe (beast with Lion and Dog features), issued during King Bodawpayas War campaign from ca. 1782 AD.

Elaborately made in fine high tin content bronze, that gives the surface a silvery shine.

Condition: Superb, only slight smooth wear, grey-brown patina.

Reff: See figure 72-73 of Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 133-134...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1401946
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$150.00
A wonderful set of two 5 Tical To Opium Weights with different bases, Octagonal and square, one Alaungpaya war issue, ca. 1751 and one King Bodawpayas War campaign from ca. 1782 AD

Weight: 79 and 79,8 grams respectively

Condition: Superb, fine patinas and greyish surfaces.

Reff: Leif Bering Mikkelsen, reff...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401896
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$95.00
A rare authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of an elaborate Horse, Laotian 18th-19th. century.

A superb Weight, beautiful archaic details of the Horse with collar on a base with dots. Fine greyish silver and brown patina.

Weight: 40,5 grams grams...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1401894
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$250.00
A massive and beautiful 20 Tical bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a To or Chinthe (beast with Lion and Dog features), issued during King Bodawpayas War campaign from ca. 1782 AD.

Elaborately made in fine high tin content bronze, that gives the surface a silvery shine.

Condition: Superb, only slight smooth wear, grey-silver surfaces.

Reff: See figure 72-73 of Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 133-134.

Provenance: Important massive Danish Priva...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401840
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$195.00
Superb and scarce heavy weight of a Late To or Chinthe type, Burma dating 1751-1785 AD.

A wonderfully detailed piece in the high Tin Content bronze that gives the surface a silvery shine. Octagonal base with 4 horisontical lines, 4-ray star mark, Antlerlike horns.

Weight: ca. 158,46 grams

Probably released by Alaungpaya to promote his war against Prome, Toungao and Pego, according to Leif Bering Mikkelsen, reff. Mikkelsen ''Opium Weights'', page 132, figure 70...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401839
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$195.00
A fine and scarce medium-late Burmese bronze Opium Weight of the Golden Hamsa type, issued from ca. 1760.

A superbly cast and well-made type with lots of fine details, 6-ray star, unusual. What is even more unusual for the lower value type is the added handle.

Weight: 80,60 grams (5 tical)

Condition: Choice some fine even wear and light brown patina.

Reff: See figure 51 of Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 116 for the general type.

Prov...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1401838
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$185.00
Rare and very early Brahmani Duck Opium Weight, Burmese, dating ca. 1450 AD.

A 4 Tical weight and the first we've handled of the rare early type.

On a very rarely seen circular base with verticals!.

Weight: ca. 56,4 grams.

Condition: Choice, cleaned with much smooth wear, and remaining redish patina.

Reff: See Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 109, our weight is likely a rare early variant (base).

Provenance: Important m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401811
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$95.00
A rare Laotian Humbed Bull Opium weight, Bull standing on a rounded rectangular base.

An old weight dating to ca. 18th. century, perhaps even older.

Finely detailed, note the adjustment mark in the bottom, with extra metal added.

Weight: 62,36 grams (5 units of 12,4 grams)

Condition: Choice for type, extensive smooth wear, fine brown and tinned patina.

Provenance: Important massive Danish Private Collection of Opium Weights, collected ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1401810
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$295.00
A set of high interesting and rarely seen 'block weights' - another type of bronze Opium Weights, Laos, ca. 16th.-19th. century.

A fine assortment including some large and very rare specimens. In many different shapes with stamped or engraved marks; and different alloys of bronze - from the Cuprite to the high Tin content alloys. Possible used as money / currency as well as weight.

Weight: 60,83 grams - 62,67 grams - 61,79 grams - 39 grams - 36,37 grams - 19,2 grams - 13,35...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1401771
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$175.00
A very scarce and beautiful bronze Opium Weight of a Monkey, Laos, ca. mid-late 18th. century AD.

This Laotian bronze weight is of the high Tin Content with silverish and black patinated surfaces. It depicts a seated Monkey with his hands to his mouth as if eating a fruit. The monkey with large produding ears and a very long tail. Very old specimen! There's not much published researched on Laotian Opium weights, but they were made as early as the 13th. century in some parts of SE Asi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401770
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$350.00
A scarce and elaborate 'Golden Hamsa' Opium Weight, Burmese, (Ava, Rangoon or Mandalay), Period: 1757-1767, King Alaungpaya.

Octagonal lower stepped base, 9-star mark, Beak content, Rod-like or treefoil, 2 neck ridges, one back cover.

Weight: ca. 330 grams - a massive and beautiful weight!

Condition: Choice, much smooth wear, terrific brown patina.

Reff: See figure 74 of Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 137 for the general type (Gear group 2 + 3)...