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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1402664
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$145.00
A scarce larger, authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a bridled and sadled Horse, Laotian at least 17th-19th. century.

A nice old Weight, depicting a very robust Horse with fine thick greyish tinned patina, looks like old silver!

Weight: 57,8 grams (equal to 5 Kyat).

Condition: Choice, smooth wear and many marks from old use, exceptional patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1402662
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$85.00
A wonderful set of two 2 Tical To or Beast 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: 32,6 and 31,8 grams respectively

Condition: Choice, fine patinas and greyish surfaces.

Reff: Leif Bering Mikkelsen, reff...
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 1900 item #1401949
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$95.00
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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$95.00
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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$95.00
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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$95.00
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 AD 1000 item #1401840
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$95.00
Superb and scarce heavy weight of a Late To or Chinthe type, Burma dating 1751-1785 AD...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401839
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$125.00
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 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 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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401629
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$95.00
Extremely rare, authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of an upright Fish, Laos or Yunnan Province of China, 18th-19th. century.

The few specimen we've seen of the Zodiac related fish Weight have clearly been fakes, this is an authentic Weight with a terrific old Patina. Interestingly, this time the fish is seen upright and on a hexagonal base. High tin content silverish bronze, beautiful details!

Weight: 44,5 grams.

Condition: Choice, fine original greyis...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401628
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$95.00
A rare larger, authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a bridled and sadled Horse, Laotian 18th-19th. century.

A nice very old Weight, depicting a very robust Horse with fine thick greyish tinned bronze patina.

Weight: 64 grams (equal to 5 Kyat, unit size 12,8 grams).

Condition: Choice, smooth wear and many marks from use.

Provenance: Important Danish Private Collection of Opium Weights, collected between 1970s-1990 with a focus on the rare ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1401626
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$95.00
Authentic scarce Snake Opium Weight, Laos, early 19th. century.

This Laotian opium weight is skilfully cast in the form of a protective serpent referred to as a Naga in Asia (ref. Gear p.259). It is one of the many forms of animal weights of the zodiac that were cast in Siam and Laos. The present collection are rich on most types know, please check our resent listings here.

Weight: 33 grams.

Condition: Choice, fine wear to the surface, greyish-brown high tin c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401624
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$695.00
One of the largest genuine old Burmese bronze opium Weights, Burma, ca. 1750-1780 AD.

Size: Nearly 11 cm. high

Weight: ca. 1550 grams, which should date to the later part of 18th. century.

Condition: Superb, excarvated with smooth wear, fine dark and tinned patina with green dusty highlights, a beautiful piece.

Reff: Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 145, Gear Group 1+2 (var)

Provenance: Important massive Danish Private Collection o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401623
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$550.00
A rare and massive Shan Weight of 1/2 Viss (50 Tical), Shan States, ca. 1800 AD. or slightly later

A finely patinated bronze weight; U-tail, Duck like with hanging tail feathers, with handle on a hexagonal base, no mark.

Size: 9,7 ca. high

Weight: ca. 810-820 grams, looks like the weight was enhanced a bit by some lead added between legs.

Condition: Superb, excarvated, small casting or adjustment holes in the bottom base, fine green and red patina.
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